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.
3-D Test: 14 x 12.4cm (5 1/2 x 4 7/8 in.)
Paper, metal and plastic
A digital recording of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's opera Der Lindberghflug manufactured in 1990 on compact disc. The cover for the album is a simple white background with black lettering "KURT WEILL" At the bottom of the cover is a yellow box with black lettering "Lindbergh, Charles A. *1902, in 1927, was the first to fly across the Atlantic Ocean (New York - Paris in 33 hours.)