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.
A yellow plate with a gold border. The center of the plate has an image of Lindbergh in side of a circle overlaid on top of an image of the Spirit of St. Louis flying above the water with the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower flanking the circle. The entire central image is surrounded by a ring of red flowers and green leaves.