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.
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 7.6 x 6cm (3 in. x 2 3/8 in.)
Four stamps with a blue box inside a red then white border. Two have an image of Lindbergh centered inside a small red circle in the middle of the stamp. Above the image is a head-on view of an airplane. Below Lindbergh in a white area in black lettering "Captain Charles A. Lindbergh May 20-21-1927" THe other two stamps have an image of Lindbergh's mother inside of a box above a small ariplane flying over part of a globe. Above the image is an eagle with outstreched wings. Below the wings are two shields with red and white stripes.