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: July 28, 1927
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 35.6 x 26cm (14 in. x 10 1/4 in.)
Menu for a dinner held in honor of Lindbergh on July 28, 1927 in Syracuse, New York. The menu is printed in black and white on one side of a single sheet of paper. Remnants of scotch tape and masking tape are on the back of the menu.