Handkerchief, Lindbergh, King Collection

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 with an image of the Spirit of St. Louis. The illustration on the handkerchief is of a bird’s eye view of the top of the Spirit of St. Louis as it flies over fields. The wide border is dark purple with a thin line of light purple around the inside. The plane and the clouds on the perimeter are also outlined in purple. The square patches of fields are light green and the lines between them are white. "NX 211" is written on the wing of the plane.

Type
MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture

Materials
Silk
Dimensions
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 22.9 x 22.9cm (9 x 9 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 with an image of the Spirit of St. Louis. The illustration on the handkerchief is of a bird’s eye view of the top of the Spirit of St. Louis as it flies over fields. The wide border is dark purple with a thin line of light purple around the inside. The plane and the clouds on the perimeter are also outlined in purple. The square patches of fields are light green and the lines between them are white. "NX 211" is written on the wing of the plane.

Type
MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture

Materials
Silk
Dimensions
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 22.9 x 22.9cm (9 x 9 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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