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: 22.9 x 11.4 x 2.5cm (9 x 4 1/2 x 1 in.)
Plastic and paper
A plastic model airplane kit unassembled in box. The pieces for the kit are gray molded plastic with three clear plastic pieces for the windows. Decals for the kit are water applied decals on a single sheet. The instruction manual is a two sided sheet of paper and gives instructions along with diagrams on how to construct the model. The Box for the model has an image of the Spirit of St. Louis flying at night with the Eiffel Tower off in the distance. The left side of the box is white and has red lettering "SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS" 1/72 Scale