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 white bowl with an image of the Spirit of St. Louis in the center. The image is surrounded by a red circle with a yellow banner below the plane. The banner reads "Spirit of St. Louis" Above the circle towards the top of the bowl is an image of the man from the company Cream of Wheat. He has a white chef's hat and is holding a bowl on a plate.