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: June 16, 1927
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 16.5 x 10.2cm (6 1/2 in. x 4 in.)
Menu for a luncheon in honor of Lindbergh, given by the Citizens of the Borough of Brooklyn at the Columbus Council Building on June 16, 1927. The menu is printed on one sheet of paper that is folded in half horizontally and then again vertically. Each of the four page faces are printed on. All of the text is brown and there is a blue seal printed on the front cover. The photograph on the left inside page is printed on a separate piece of paper and adhered to the menu. The right edge of the front cover is a rough edge.