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: 9.5 x 7.3 x 15.9cm, 1.5kg (3 3/4 x 2 7/8 x 6 1/4 in., 3 5/16lb.)
Lindbergh bust that has been painted black. The figure is wearing a flight jacket, goggles and cap. The black paint has chipped away in various places revealing a metal surface that is spotted with red. The bank is made o two halves that are held together with two screws, one in the back of the head just above the coin slot and the other in the middle of the base just above "Lucky Lindy"