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.
Date: 1974 Production Date
3-D Test: 14 x 17.3 x 1.9cm (5 1/2 x 6 13/16 x 3/4 in.)
Plastic, paper, paperboard
A gray plastic model still in the original box and wrapping. The model itself is unassembled and still attached to the plastic trees. The decal sheet is still inside of the plastic bag. The front of the box is divided into two sections, one blue and the other brown. The brown section contains an image of Lindbergh, wearing a flight jacket, standing in front of the Spirit of St. Louis. The blue section has the A.H.M. logo in the upper left corner. This logo is a red triangle inside of a yellow circle. The back of the box shows two images of the Spirit of St. Louis. One image is from the side of the airplane while the other is a combination of the bottom and top of the plane. The technical specifications for the aircraft are given in the lower left corner. The instruction sheet is single sided and gives step by step instructions along with illustrations as to how to assemble the kit. 1/87 Scale.