Quilt, Wall Hanging, Lindbergh, King Collection

Quilt, Wall Hanging, 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:
Quilted wall hanging of the Spirit of St. Louis. The representation of the plane is a white fabric with a very faint white pattern and the background is a patterned blue. The border and the backing are white. The quilting lines begin almost at a point at the margin near the base of the airplane and fan out from there. A double-layered strip of white fabric is sewn into the top of the back of the quilt to facilitate hanging the item on a wall.

Type
MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture

Materials
Fabric
Dimensions
Overall: 31.8 x 31.8 x 0.3cm (12 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 1/8 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:
Quilted wall hanging of the Spirit of St. Louis. The representation of the plane is a white fabric with a very faint white pattern and the background is a patterned blue. The border and the backing are white. The quilting lines begin almost at a point at the margin near the base of the airplane and fan out from there. A double-layered strip of white fabric is sewn into the top of the back of the quilt to facilitate hanging the item on a wall.

Type
MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture

Materials
Fabric
Dimensions
Overall: 31.8 x 31.8 x 0.3cm (12 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 1/8 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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