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: 14.9 x 1.3 x 22.4cm (5 7/8 x 1/2 x 8 13/16 in.)
Paper and glue
A notepad with a white cover that has an image of the Spirit of St. Louis flying over water and past a cloud. Red lettering below the airplane reads "NEW YORK TO PARIS" The back of the pad is a piece of board with 1932 written in pencil in the top left corner of the board. The inside of the front cover has a timeline of the life of Charles Lindbergh up to February 14 1928. The pages in the pad are lined and do not have writing on them.