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.
2-D - In Frame (H x W x D): 64.1 x 63.5 x 3.2cm (25 1/4 in. x 25 in. x 1 1/4 in.)
Fabric, wood, glass
Square fabric with tassels around the edge with multiple images. In the upper left corner; image of Charles A. Lindbergh in flight clothing, in the upper right corner is an image of a bald eagle perched on flagpole with the American flag, across the middle in large text "New York to Paris", the bottom of the fabric has an image of the Spirit of St. Louis. This object is in a wood and glass frame.