Board Game, Lindbergh, King Collection

Board Game, Lindbergh, King Collection

     

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.

Physical Description:
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"

Manufacturer
Parker Brothers Inc.

Date
1920

Type
MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture

Materials
Paper, paperboard, wood, non-ferrous metal, bone, paint, adhesive
Dimensions
3-D: 34.1 x 37.1 x 3.2cm (13 7/16 x 14 5/8 x 1 1/4 in.)

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.

Physical Description:
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"

Manufacturer
Parker Brothers Inc.

Date
1920

Type
MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture

Materials
Paper, paperboard, wood, non-ferrous metal, bone, paint, adhesive
Dimensions
3-D: 34.1 x 37.1 x 3.2cm (13 7/16 x 14 5/8 x 1 1/4 in.)

ID: A20040289048