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 27, 1927
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 22.9 x 19.7cm (9 in. x 7 3/4 in.)
Paper and fabric
Program to a dinner honoring Lindbergh on May 27, 1927 in Paris. The program is four pages bound by a white fabric cord to an outer cover. Inside the front and back cover are blank, and the text on all of the other pages is blue. On the second page is a photograph of Lindbergh printed on a separate piece of paper mounted to the page, and below the picture in blue ink he wrote "May 26, 1927 Cordial greetings to The Aviators of France Charles A. Lindbergh."