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 22, 1927
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 25.1 x 17.8cm (9 7/8 in. x 7 in.)
Program for a parade and reception in Lindbergh's honor on July 22-23, 1927 in Boston, Massachusetts. The program is printed on both sides of a single sheet of heavy paper that is folded in half, but the two sides have since been separated at the fold. The last page is blank. All of the text is in blue and the photograph of Lindbergh on the front page is also dark blue. The borders around the front page are blue and bright red.