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): 29.2 x 20.5cm (11 1/2 x 8 1/16 in.)
A cardboard display stand with an image of Lindbergh wearing a flight suit, goggles and cap standing in front of the nose of the Spirit of St. Louis. To the right of Lindbergh the text "SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS GARANTIE 1 AN" is written vertically. There are eight (8) oval shaped holes that have been scored but not punched out. The back of the board has a stand that has not been separated from the board. The Polyconcept logo is printed above the text.