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): 55.4 x 35.6cm (21 13/16 in. x 14 in.)
Lithograph on paper on board
A white board with blue lettering on the bottom "Welcome" In the center of the board is a blue sketch of Lindbergh's face set in front of an American flag that is drawn to make it appear to be waving in the wind. Above Lindbergh's head and in front of the flag is a view of the bottom of an airplane with red lettering on the wings "Lindbergh" " U.S.A."