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): 9.8 x 17cm (3 7/8 x 6 11/16 in.)
An airplane shaped piece of paper with a red white and blue striped tail. Cupid sits on the end of the fuselage with a red sash and yellow quiver with arrows. A man and a woman sit in the cockpit wearing caps and jackets. The valentine stands up on the paper wheels and a heart with the word "WE" is on the side of the fuselage.