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 14, 1927
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 22.9 x 16.5cm (9 in. x 6 1/2 in.)
Invitation for a banquet in honor of Lindbergh on June 14, 1927 in New York City. The invitation is printed on a single sheet of paper that is folded in half. The text is in black and is on the front page only. The seal at the top of the page is raised and embossed in a gold color.