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 29, 1927
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 5.7 x 14.9cm (2 1/4 x 5 7/8 in.)
Ticket for the banquet honoring Lindbergh at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles on Tuesday, September 20, 1927. The ticket itself is a thicker piece of paper than that on which it is mounted. A perforated line runs vertically to separate the section with the table number and seat number. The ticket is mounted on a thin piece of paper that has a note suggesting the ticket be kept "in the library of the Chamber for the edification of the coming generation, who never heard of the Colonel." The back of the larger piece of paper has the manufacturer's information for the paper printed on it.