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: September 13, 1927
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 22.9 x 15.2cm (9 x 6 in.)
Paper and fabric
Program for a Business Men's Dinner in honor of Lindbergh on September 13, 1927. The program has an outer cover and four pages bound together by fabric. The inside front and back covers are blank, but the four interior pages all have text. The front cover has an illustration of Lindbergh in faded black. The back cover is also blank.