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: June 26, 1927
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 19.1 x 11.4cm (7 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.)
Program for a banquet held in honor of Lindbergh on July 26, 1927 in Springfield, Vermont. The program is printed on a single sheet of paper that is folded in half. The paper is a light blue and the text is printed in black. The front page depicts the Spirit of St. Louis flying against a dark blue background with silver colored embossed dots. The torch of the Statue of Liberty is embossed, as are the clouds behind the Eiffel Tower. Auctioneer's notes are written in pencil on the back page.