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.
3-D Test: 16.8 x 1 x 21.3cm (6 5/8 x 3/8 x 8 3/8 in.)
Paper and glue
A brown notebook with black binding. The cover has an image of a smiling Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis above his head. The back cover of the book has charts for multiplication, unites of weight, measurements and money. The inside of the book contains drawings of animals and the numbers 1 to 1000 in sequential order.