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: August 10, 1927
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 27.9 x 20.3cm (11 x 8 in.)
Paper and fabric
Program to a dinner given for Lindbergh on August 10, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan. The program is eight pages bound by a red fabric cord, which includes the outer front and back pages. Each page is bordered by a thin green line. All of the text in the program is in black ink. The letter "H" on the front page and the letter "T" on the third page are red against a black background and are embellished by green leaves and yellow flowers. A photograph of Lindbergh is printed on a separate piece of paper and mounted to the second page. The fourth and eighth pages are blank.