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 - In Frame (H x W x D): 108 x 72.4cm (42 1/2 x 28 1/2 in.)
Offset Photolithograph on Paper
Theatrical release movie poster of "The Spirit of St. Louis" staring James Stewart released in 1957 by Warner Brothers directed by Billy Wilder. Multi-color poster with large central image of "Jimmy Stewart" as Charles A. Lindbergh. On the right side of the poster is a vertical group of seven (7) sepia tone images from the movie as well. This object is in a wood and glass frame.