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 brown triangular pennant with a brown cloth stripe and two tassels located at the wider end. The left portion of the pennant features an image of Lindbergh's head inside of an oval with the American flag on the left and French on the right. To the right of the image is a larger image of the Spirit of St. Louis with red wheels. White lettering above the plane reads "Welcome Home Lindy"