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): 2.9 x 4.6cm (1 1/8 x 1 13/16 in.)
Three (3) stamps from Nicaragua celebrating the 50th anniversary of Lindbergh's transatlantic flight. Each stamp has a different design. One has an image of Lindbergh wearing a suit and tie against a blue background. Another features an image of Lindbergh wearing a fur lined jacket, tie, flight cap and goggles. To the right of Lindbergh is a small map of Nicaragua. The last stamp has a map of Nicaragua with the Spirit of St. Louis against a blue background to the right. The bottom of each stamp has the text "NICARAGUA" in black letters against a brightly colored rectangle.