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: 15.2 x 12.7 x 31.8cm, 1kg (6 x 5 x 12 1/2 in., 2 3/16lb.)
Ceramic, cork, paper
A painted ceramic bourbon bottle made in the figure of Charles A. Lindbergh. On the bottom of the bottle appear the names of the manufactures that made the container as well as the contents. On the back of the container is a liquor manufactures label detailing the contents as well as the producer’s name. There also appear two (2) tax stamps one is the US Government Internal Revenue stamp which runs from the top of the head to the lower back of the figure, the other stamp on the left corner side was issued by the State of Georgia. The figure of Lindbergh is executed in front of a blue and white globe of the earth, with his right hand hovering over the globe near a small model rendition of the Spirit of St. Louis crossing the Atlantic, his left hand is on his hip holding helmet and goggles, the figure is attired in a white shirt and tie with a light brown buttoned waist length jacket, his pants are tan ridding breeches (jodhpurs) with green knee high socks over them and brown ankle high lace-up shoes. At the base is a relief with "Charles Lindbergh" imprinted on it.