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.
Date: July 27, 1927
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 31.8 x 22.2cm (12 1/2 x 8 3/4 in.)
Paper and fabric
Program for a banquet honoring Lindbergh given by the Albany Chamber of Commerce at the Hotel Ten Eyck on July 27, 1927. The program has an outer cover and eight pages bound by fabric. Three of the pages, as well as inside the front and back covers, are blank. The printed pages have both text and illustration. The illustration of Lindbergh is printed directly on the page. All of the text is printed in black ink, and the illustration on the front cover is in blue. It depicts "The Spirit of St. Louis" flying over the ocean. "NX211" is written on the wing.