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.
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 12.7 x 8.1cm (5 in. x 3 3/16 in.)
A piece of paper with a black circle on one side. Inside the circle is a white image of Lindbergh's head. Above the image in black text "Mystery Picture." Below the image are the directions for using the card and image. The image creates a positive image if you stare at it long enough then look at a light colored surface. The back of the card has black text that lists the stores products and address.