Pennant, Lindbergh, King Collection

Pennant, 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.

Physical Description:
Pennant made of neutral colored fabric with yellow stitching and trim, and stapled to a wooden rod with gold colored tips. The writing at the top of the pennant reads "WELCOME CAPT. LINDBERGH," and at the bottom it reads "NEW-YORK PARIS 1927." The image of the Spirit of St. Louis is stitched in the middle of the pennant, with the name of the plane on its wingspan. A yellow cord with tassels is tied to the wooden rod at the top of the pennant.

Type
MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture

Materials
Synthetic fabric, wood, steel, paint
Dimensions
Overall: 29.2 x 27.3 x 1.3cm (11 1/2 x 10 3/4 x 1/2 in.)

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.

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.

Physical Description:
Pennant made of neutral colored fabric with yellow stitching and trim, and stapled to a wooden rod with gold colored tips. The writing at the top of the pennant reads "WELCOME CAPT. LINDBERGH," and at the bottom it reads "NEW-YORK PARIS 1927." The image of the Spirit of St. Louis is stitched in the middle of the pennant, with the name of the plane on its wingspan. A yellow cord with tassels is tied to the wooden rod at the top of the pennant.

Type
MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture

Materials
Synthetic fabric, wood, steel, paint
Dimensions
Overall: 29.2 x 27.3 x 1.3cm (11 1/2 x 10 3/4 x 1/2 in.)

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.

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