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: 7.6 x 16.5cm (3 x 6 1/2 in.)
Paper and plastic
A flip book used to store contact information. A black circular handle attached to the paper book and plastic backing by two small brown plastic rings. The cover of the book is white with an image of the Spirit of St. Louis flying in front of the Eiffel Tower. The Statue of Liberty is in the distance behind the tail of the aircraft. Above the pane is an image of Lindbergh smiling with thh words "We Did It" directly below the oval. Small tabs attached to the sheets of paper divide the pages alphabetically. The pages of the book have horizontal lines intersected by a single line and the text "Name and Address" and "Phone No." at the top.