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: 30.8 x 4.4 x 26cm (12 1/8 x 1 3/4 x 10 1/4 in.)
Paper and vinyl
A set of five (5) vinyl records each in a separate sleeve held in a bound record album. The album is cream in color with gold writing on the cover "Record Album" The records labels vary in color and writing style. All of the records have a song that involves Lindbergh in one for or another. While the majority of the songs deal with Lindbergh's Atlantic crossing one record does feature two songs about Bruno Hauptmann. The records were produced by the companies OKeh, Conqueror, Domino, Victor and Grey Gull. The album has room to hold more records but only five are in the album.