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 red truck with four white tires and a black bottom. A large white box on both sides of the truck have an image of the Spirit of St. Louis colored yellow with blue lettering above it "Lucky Lindy" The doors of the truck have an image of a man with a hat holding onto the steering wheel. The front end of the truck has a headlight colored blue on either side of the grill. The grill of the truck is a gray piece of metal attached to the front end of the truck. The four ties are white with black lettering "Balloon Tire" The surfaces of the tires have black circles in rows of three. The back of the truck has two doors outlined in yellow with the same image found on the sides of the truck at the top of the doors.