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 paper print with an image of Lindbergh set inside an oval in the top center of the paper. The bottom two-thirds of the oval is bordered by a wreath with a red bow at the bottom. Two American flags are shown on wither side of the wreath. Below the image of Lindbergh is a profile view of the Spirit of St. Louis flying low over the water. The top left and right corners of the paper display silhouettes of the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower, respectively.