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: September 14, 1927
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 20.3 x 12.7cm (8 x 5 in.)
Menu for a dinner held in honor of Lindbergh on September 14, 1927 in Portland, Oregon. The menu is eight pages stapled and tied to the cover, with one sheet of liner paper also bound at the inside front and back covers. The cover is textured and the picture of the eagle, plane, and star on the front cover is printed on a round, smooth imprint. The photograph on page three is printed on a separate piece of paper and mounted to the page.