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: 30.5 x 9.2 x 14.3cm (12 x 3 5/8 x 5 5/8 in.)
A yellow train car with a blue roof and metal wheels in two sets of four on swivel mounts. Each long side of the car has a door in the center that slides open. Next to the door is an image of the Spirit of St. Louis with a white box that has a red border with red lettering "Spirit of St. Louis" on the opposite side of the door is a white box with blue lettering “27th National Convention Ozark Div. St. Louis, Mo." Below this box is a circle with three large red letters "TCA"