Lindbergh Trial
Credit to Scott Kraft (flickr)

During the Great Depression, the people of America that were suffering, were fascinated with the Lindbergh Trial because focusing on the Lindbergh Trial instead of the depressions involved with their life was easier. It was a form of escapism meaning that when things were going badly, the American people would try to escape into the world of the Lindberghs for a little while and forget about all of their troubles. The Lindbergh Trial was important during the era of the Great Depression because Charles Lindbergh was famous at the time and Americans were following his gossip. He was extremely popular for being the first man to fly a solo non-stop flight for long distance. When something this tragic happened to a celebrity, it gained plenty of media attention.


Source: Mark Falzini through the NJ State Police Museum