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 (Box): 17.8 x 11.4 x 3.8cm (7 x 4 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.)
A pair of women's underwear, brown, size 5, with an elastic waistband. There is a repeating pattern of images on the fabric. The images are of Lindbergh's head with a flight cap and goggles, the other image is of the Spirit of St. Louis. The box for the underwear has the same two images that are found on the underwear. The Spirit of St. Louis is above the image of Lindbergh. One side of the box has a label that is yellow with a circular sticker with the number 5 next to the text "SIZE:" Studio Aventure's logo of a globe is also on the label.