Handkerchief, 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:
Handkerchief commemorating Lindbergh's flight across the Atlantic. The handkerchief is made of very sheer material and has both text and illustrations on it. In the upper center of the handkerchief are the words "WELCOME HOME!" above an image of the Spirit of St. Louis. Below that the text reads: ~'SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS' ~ NEW YORK-TO-PARIS IN 33 1/2 HOURS. In the center is an illustration of Lindbergh's bust, and below him is a scroll that reads: ~OUR WORLD ~ CAPTAIN CHARLES A. LINDBERGH. On the left of Lindbergh the text says, "STARTED FROM NEW YORK FRI. MAY 20, 1927 7-52 A.M. (N.Y. TIME)," and on the right the text says, "ARRIVED IN PARIS SAT. MAY 21, 1927 5-30 P.M. (N.Y. TIME)." The border around the entire handkerchief consists of two thin light brown lines, a line of alternating purple dashes and pink dots, and two more thin brown lines.

Type
MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture

Materials
Fabric
Dimensions
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 24.1 x 24.1cm (9 1/2 x 9 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:
Handkerchief commemorating Lindbergh's flight across the Atlantic. The handkerchief is made of very sheer material and has both text and illustrations on it. In the upper center of the handkerchief are the words "WELCOME HOME!" above an image of the Spirit of St. Louis. Below that the text reads: ~'SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS' ~ NEW YORK-TO-PARIS IN 33 1/2 HOURS. In the center is an illustration of Lindbergh's bust, and below him is a scroll that reads: ~OUR WORLD ~ CAPTAIN CHARLES A. LINDBERGH. On the left of Lindbergh the text says, "STARTED FROM NEW YORK FRI. MAY 20, 1927 7-52 A.M. (N.Y. TIME)," and on the right the text says, "ARRIVED IN PARIS SAT. MAY 21, 1927 5-30 P.M. (N.Y. TIME)." The border around the entire handkerchief consists of two thin light brown lines, a line of alternating purple dashes and pink dots, and two more thin brown lines.

Type
MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture

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