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 and red and yellow thread. The fringe around the pennant is yellow thread, and the stitched words and images are red thread. The words at the top read "WELCOME CAPT. LINDBERGH and the words at the bottom read "NEW-YORK PARIS 1927." In the center is the image of the Spirit of St. Louis plane with its name stitched across the wingspan.

Type
MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture

Materials
Fabric
Dimensions
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 24.1 x 14.6cm (9 1/2 x 5 3/4 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 and red and yellow thread. The fringe around the pennant is yellow thread, and the stitched words and images are red thread. The words at the top read "WELCOME CAPT. LINDBERGH and the words at the bottom read "NEW-YORK PARIS 1927." In the center is the image of the Spirit of St. Louis plane with its name stitched across the wingspan.

Type
MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture

Materials
Fabric
Dimensions
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 24.1 x 14.6cm (9 1/2 x 5 3/4 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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