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.
A hanging wall calendar with a hole at the top of the calendar has a metal ring around it to support the weight of the calendar. Above the calendar pages is a large image of Lindbergh standing in front of the Spirit of St. Louis. Above the image in red lettering are the words "INGALLS GRAIN CO." below the image a metal ring protrudes through the paper from the paper that is behind. The top half of the calendar opens upward and reveals helpful tools such as a family budget for two size incomes and various size families. The top of the opened section is labeled "Helpful Hints to Housewives" this section contains information on measurements and what to do in case of injuries sustained in the household. The calendar half features white sheets with large black numbers for dates arranged left to right under seven columns labeled with the first three letters of the day of the week. All numbers listed under SUN are in red. The phases of the moon are shown below the days of the week.