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.
3-D Test: 26.7 x 24.8 x 4.8cm (10 1/2 x 9 3/4 x 1 7/8 in.)
Corrugated board, adhesive
An empty box that once held a collective plate. The only markings on the box are "151" written in pencil, Hackett American's logo, a circle with a lower case h and a, and the words "Sprt of St. Louis" A flap attached to the lid secures the box closed by fitting into a slot on the piece below. The inside of the box has a sticker with a windmill and the text "Windmill Gifts" in silver against a brown background. Two pieces of paper inside the box show two other plates Hackett American sells along with their descriptions and order forms.