March 5: The Museum in Washington, DC will open today. Due to weather, the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA is closed.
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 with a picture of Lindbergh standing in front of the Spirit of St. Louis in the center of the paper. To the left of the picture is the Statue of Liberty with the Spirit of St. Louis above it. To the right is the Eiffel Tower with the Spirit of St. Louis above it. At the top of the paper there is an American Flag in each corner with the text "Welcome Home" between them. Text below the picture reads "Captain Charles A. Lindbergh"