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 poster mounted on board that has a large image of Lindbergh’s face in the center of the poster placed inside of an oval. Above the oval text reads "Welcome Home" this text follows the curve of the oval. In the top left and right corners of the poster portions of the American flag are shown. The Stars on the left and stripes on the right. Below the oval text reads "Our Lindy" this text also follows the curve of the oval. To the left and right of "Our Lindy" are images of the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower, respectively. To the right of the image of Lindbergh is an image of the Spirit of St. Louis.