National Geographic : 1928 Sep
Photograph from Comdr. Francesco dePinedo A THRONG ON THE MARGHERITA BRIDGE, AT ROME, WELCOMES DE PINEDO HOME AFTERHIS CONQUEST OF SIX CONTINENTS From the clear, empty sky, crowding, earthbound men seem as insignificant as so many insects. Old Malthus mulled his problems of overpopulation; Le Bon wrote that masterful study on the behavior of crowds; but world flyers like Lindbergh and DePinedo know full well the impulse of crowds and how flying machines excite them. New York is no less curious than Timbuktu.