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: May 28, 1927
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 14.3 x 8.3cm (5 5/8 x 3 1/4 in.)
Menu for a dinner given for Lindbergh by the American Club of Brussels at the Concert Noble on May 28, 1927. It is printed on a single sheet of paper that is folded in half, and the text is printed only on the front cover and inside right half. A name is signed in the top right corner of the front cover and at the bottom of the front cover is written "Lindbergh flew the Atlantic in monoplane 'Spirit of St. Louis' from N.Y. to Paris arrived Paris May 21 1927. Flew from Paris to Brussels May 28 1927." The back cover of the menu was at one time adhered to newspaper and some other paper, pieces of which are still on the menu.