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.
3-D Test: 3.5 x 13cm (1 3/8 x 5 1/8 in.)
Leather and metal
A round watch fob attached to a brown leather strap with a buckle. The fob has an eagle above a shield with two flags. The shield has the text "Industry" below the eagle. Surrounding the image of the eagle and shield are the words "Col. Lindbergh Salt Lake City, Utah." The reverse of the fob notifies that the fob is celebrating a reception for Lindbergh in September 1927.