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 brown rectangular box with an image of a red truck on the two long sides of the box. The truck has yellow lettering "Schylling Toys and Gifts" Next to the truck is an olive box with red and brown lettering "Delivery Truck" and "Collectors Series", respectively. The small sides of the box have brown lettering "Delivery Truck Collectors Series A Tin Toy" The bottom of the box has a box with a check mark next to the word "Lucky Lindy cream soda"