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: 13.3 x 11.4 x 10.2cm, 0.5kg (5 1/4 x 4 1/2 x 4 in., 1 1/8lb.)
Metal, non ferrous in nature and wood
A metal sculpture of the Spirit of St. Louis on a decorative base that has the text "Spirit of the Times" engraved into the metal. There is also a copyright symbol along with 1927 on the base. The base has multiple swirl patterns covering the surface. The airplane is molded into the base and has a free spinning propeller. The sculpture rests on an after market rectangular wooden base.