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: 29.8 x 7.6cm (11 3/4 x 3 in.)
Glass, cork, paper, and plastic
An unopened white wine bottle with a navy blue top and white label. In the center of the label is an image of the Spirit of St. Louis flying through clouds. "Chandelle" is located above the image with a small airplane above the h. The label on the back has an image of the Wright Flyer in the upper right hand corner.