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: 21.6 x 21 x 4cm (8 1/2 x 8 1/4 x 1 9/16 in.)
A cardboard box with a blue circle in the center of the top. This circle evenly matches the surface of the metal game inside. The corners of the box have circular designs with wings. The bottom of the box has the directions printed in blue. The inside of the box has been divided into ten boxes. Each box has a different city and different odds, such as 9 to 1, 3 to 1 and so on.
The game is a circular metal disk with black, green and red coloring. The side of the disk shows various airplanes landing, taking off or flying straight. The game has a metal pin in the center and a red arm that sits on the pin. The arm spins around the center and points to any of the eight spaces on the disk. The spaces are all different sizes with different cities and odds matching those inside the box around the edge. The spaces with lower odds are larger. The spaces have various aviation related images in them. Philadelphia has a pilot in a cockpit wearing a flight cap and goggles. St. Louis has an airplane on the ground in front of two hangars. A smaller circle around the central pin is divided into two equal halves, one red and one green. The text "Evens the Field” is present in both halves.