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: 17.8 x 53.3cm, 0.8kg (7 x 21 in., 1 13/16lb.)
Fabric, ceramic, porcelain
A porcelain doll of Lindbergh wearing a flight jacket and boots. The face and hands of the doll are hand painted porcelain. The flight jacket is a light brown in color with a zipper that runs up the middle from the legs to the neck. The collar of the jacket is lined with a fur. The boots have leather soles and attached to one another by a brown string. The jacket has two pockets; one on the right breast and the other on the left hip.