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): 73.7 x 124.5cm (29 x 49 in.)
Large multi colored map of North America as well as portions of Europe, England, Central & South America as well as Africa. Detailed legends and routes listed, all pertaining to Charles A. Lindbergh's multiple flights in the 1920's ending in his last flight in 1928 with the delivery of the Spirit of St. Louis to the Smithsonian Institution. This object is glue mounted onto a foam-core panel.