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: 29.2 x 29.2 x 4.1cm (11 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 1 5/8 in.)
Paperboard, steel, non-ferrous metal, paint
The box for this game has a large image of a Yellow Spirit of St. Louis in the center of the cover. The markings on the wing of the plane differ from the actual airplane with 211 reversed to read 112 on the box. The Statue of Liberty is visible in the upper left hand corner of the box and the Eiffel Tower in the bottom right. A blue curved line runs between the two images.
The board of the game has a yellow path with red spaces placed every so often with blue arrows running to another red space. The center of the board had an image of the Spirit of St. Louis. The propeller on the airplane is the spinner that is used to determine the distance the pieces move around the board. A white ring around the spinner is numbered 1 through 6. The bottom left corner of the board has a silhouette of the Statue of Liberty and is marked "Start Here" The upper right corner has a silhouette of the Eiffel Tower. The pieces for the game are small metal airplanes colored yellow, red, green and orange.