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 silver aftershave bottle in the shape of the Spirit of St. Louis. The plane rests on is nose and front landing gear to prevent the liquid inside form spilling. The tail is plastic and unscrews from the body and covers the hole for the inside of the bottle. "NX211" is molded into the top of the wing and a piece of silver paper has been attached to the back of the bottle "Windjammer Aftershave 6 Fl. Oz."