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) (Each): 3 x 5.1cm (1 3/16 in. x 2 in.)
Nine (9) stamps from the Charles Lindbergh 50th Anniversary series of stamps printed in French from the Republic of Togolaise. These stamps feature various images, two (2) have an image of the Concord flying in front of the New York City skyline. Another stamp features an image of Lindbergh standing in a jacket and tie in front of the Spirit of St. Louis. Three of these stamps are attached to a piece of board by the glue on their reverse side. The piece of board has been cut away from the original package that these stamps were affixed to.