Ornament, Airplane Model, Lindbergh, King Collection
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.
This sculpture is made from various pieces of metal and has been welded together to form the Spirit of St. Louis on a display stand. The nose of the sculpture is made from a threaded nut and the wheels are washers. The frame for the aircraft is made from metal tubing. The wing has linear scorch marks spaced along the top and bottom of the surface.
- Rock Creek Metal Craft
- MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture
- Metal, ferrous in nature
- Model: 6.5 x 11.1 x 11.7cm (2 9/16 x 4 3/8 x 4 5/8 in.)