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 16, 1927
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 22.9 x 15.2cm (9 x 6 in.)
Seating list for a dinner given in honor of Lindbergh on June 16, 1927 in New York City. The seating list is sixteen pages stapled twice to the cover at the center fold. The inside front and back cover are blank and text on all of the pages is black. One loose sheet of paper is tucked into the program as an addendum to the table list.