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 27, 1927
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 23.5 x 15.9cm (9 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.)
Paper and fabric
Program for a dinner given in honor of Lindbergh on September 27, 1927. The program has eight pages bound by black fabric to an outer cover. Each page has text or illustration, and inside the front and back covers are both blank. All of the printing is in black ink, including the drawing of Lindbergh on page three and the drawing of a plane on page seven. Charles A. Lindbergh's signature is on the front cover in faded black ink.