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: 34.1 x 37.1 x 3.2cm (13 7/16 x 14 5/8 x 1 1/4 in.)
Paper, paperboard, wood, non-ferrous metal, bone, paint, adhesive
A board game with san image of a Vickers Vimmy in the center of the board. The board is rectangular with Canada and the North Eastern United States on the left and Spain, France and England on the right. Multiple sets of circles set on lines are drawn between the two sides of the board. Some circles are drawn in red and have text underneath them that either help or hurt the player. The game contains two dice shakers made from wood, one red and one blue. Four small metal airplanes in different colors are the players’ pieces. A set of dice hand carved with black dots representing numbers 1 through 6. Multiple cards are also included; each card has the names of two cities located on the board. These represent the path that the player drawing must accomplish.
The box for the game has the same image of the Vickers Vimmy as the board. This aircraft is drawn in the sky above a coast line with multiple buildings in the lower left corner. Text above the airplane reads, "Lindy Hop-Off The New Airplane Game"