March 5: The Museum in Washington, DC will open today. Due to weather, the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA is closed.
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 rectangular piece of paper with an image of Lindbergh standing with one hand behind his back in front of an American Flag. Above the image there is black lettering "The Association of Jewelers, Engravers and Stationers to Schools and Colleges" Below this lettering there is a white star with a red dot inside of a blue circle. This circle has a wing on both sides. Below the image of Lindbergh is black lettering that recounts the history of the association, the importance of Lindbergh’s flight and their member list with contact list.