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: 3.8 x 21.6cm (1 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.)
A circular plate with a gold edge with the Spirit of St. Louis in the center of the plate. The plane is flying between a break in the clouds on the left and right. On the ground between the clouds and below the plane is the Eiffel Tower and the area around it. At the bottom of the image is a white banner with the text "Lindbergh Flies the Atlantic"