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: 6.7 x 2.5 x 38.1cm (2 5/8 x 1 x 15 in.)
Metal, pewter and paint
A pewter figurine with base. The figure is Charles Lindbergh standing with his hands behind his back. In his hands he is holding a flight cap and goggles. The front of his jacket has two large pockets just above the waist. The figure is completely painted with a brown jacket, light brown trousers, green socks, brown shoes, brown hair and a brown flight cap. The base of the figure has the word "PEWTER" engraved in it.