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): 8.3 x 14.6cm (3 1/4 x 5 3/4 in.)
The card features an image of the Spirit of St. Louis flying over the water with an inset of Lindbergh's face in the upper right corner. The reverse of the card gives a small synopsis of his 1927 trans-Atlantic flight. Below this text is an advertisement for The Boston Mutual Life Insurance Company. The advertisement features some benefits of life insurance along with contact information of the home office in Boston, Massachusetts.