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: 10.3 x 6.4 x 1.9cm (4 1/16 x 2 1/2 x 3/4 in.)
Metal, glass, paper, plastic
A metal box with a glass lid. Inside the box is a piece of paper with grid lines and New York and Paris represented. Three different color lines extend from New York to Paris, each with similar colored plane on each line. The top right corner of the box is separated into three chambers, each with a small opening. Three plastic pills, red, white and blue are loose and allowed to roll inside the box.