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.
A square box with a lid that lifts away from the bottom. The front of the box has an image of the Spirit of St. Louis and black text "Spirit of St. Louis Puzzle." Inside the box are orange squares each having a piece of an image and the numbers 1-15 and a letter on their face. The squares create the image of the Spirit of St. Louis from the front of the box when arranged in sequential order.