On May 20-21, 1927, Charles Lindbergh literally flew into history when he crossed the Atlantic Ocean in his Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis, thus becoming the first pilot to fly solo and nonstop from New York to Paris. This flight made Lindbergh a household name and catapulted him into fame and celebrity. The objects of popular culture in the National Collection display everything from ashtrays to wristwatches reflect the public adulation for Lindbergh and the powerful commercial response to his celebrity. More than 75 years after the Spirit's historic flight, Lindbergh's name still has the power help sell manufactured goods.
Gift of the Stanley King Family.
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 11.4 x 20.6cm (4 1/2 x 8 1/8 in.)
A knit patch in the shape of a circle with wings. The wings are striped red, white and blue and the circle is bordered in red. Inside the circle is the Spirit of St. Louis along with red lettering "Spirit of St. Louis".