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): 53 x 32.7cm (20 7/8 x 12 7/8 in.)
A blue and white poster with an image of Lindbergh wearing a flight cap covering almost the entire poster. The background of the poster features a broad blue stripe running down the left side and the bottom of the poster creating an L. In the stripe on the bottom white lettering reads "Lindbergh."