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: 24.1 x 10.2 x 30.5cm, 1.3kg (9 1/2 x 4 x 12 in., 2 7/8lb.)
Ferrous and other metals, plastic, glass, cardboard, cloth covered electrical wire,
Green and gold painted metal lamp consisting of twin faux candle sticks for light-bulbs which is raised off of the circular filigree base, between the candle sticks is a central medallic piece with raised relief image of Charles A. Lindbergh with motto surrounding the image "US GOODWILL LINDY AMBASSADOR" this is crested with an eagle (identical images on obverse side).