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): 2.9 x 4.3cm (1 1/8 x 1 11/16 in.)
A stamp with an image of Lindbergh, wearing a flight suit, and three other men standing in front of the door for the Spirit of St. Louis. One of the men in a blue jacket with hat is holding the door open as Lindbergh secures something on his jacket. Just to the left of Lindbergh's head is a flight cap with goggles that has two large feathered wings protruding from it. "GRENADA" appears along the bottom of the stamp in black lettering.