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: 17 x 1 x 21.1cm (6 11/16 x 3/8 x 8 5/16 in.)
A notebook with a blue and white cover held together by staples. The front cover features an image of Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis flying over mountains. Below the image is a map of the North Atlantic with a dashed line running from New York to Paris with locations and times at various points along the route. The back cover of the book has a multiplication table as well as other tables for weights and measures. The inside of the book has lined paper with notes about agriculture.