Ornament, Airplane Model, Lindbergh, King

Ornament, Airplane Model, Lindbergh, King

     

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:
This object of Americana is a large rough hewn hand made wood model of the Spirit of St. Louis a single engine high wing monoplane. There is a silver and grey metal paint scheme overall with the tires and engine cylinders painted in flat black, the propeller is unpainted wood. Painted on the engine cowling is the text "Spirit of St. Louis" On the wings top surface is the registration number "N-X-211", on the rudder is the name of the aircraft manufacturer "Ryan" with the registration number "N-X-211" below.

Type
MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture

Materials
wood, paint, stainless steel
Dimensions
Model: 35.6 x 101.6 x 121.9cm (14 x 40 x 48 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:
This object of Americana is a large rough hewn hand made wood model of the Spirit of St. Louis a single engine high wing monoplane. There is a silver and grey metal paint scheme overall with the tires and engine cylinders painted in flat black, the propeller is unpainted wood. Painted on the engine cowling is the text "Spirit of St. Louis" On the wings top surface is the registration number "N-X-211", on the rudder is the name of the aircraft manufacturer "Ryan" with the registration number "N-X-211" below.

Type
MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture

Materials
wood, paint, stainless steel
Dimensions
Model: 35.6 x 101.6 x 121.9cm (14 x 40 x 48 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.

ID: A20040292117