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 rectangular poster featuring an image of The Spirit of St. Louis flying against the clouds of a night sky with the moon in the background over water. On the right side of the poster is the Statue of Liberty, while the Eiffel Tower is on the left. Along the bottom of the poster there are three ovals with images inside of them. The central oval has an image of Lindbergh with the text "WE 1927" The oval on the right has an image of a woman sitting down looking out her window at the moon. The oval on the left features Lindbergh standing among other men in front of the Spirit of St. Louis.