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): 8.9 x 14.6cm (3 1/2 x 5 3/4 in.)
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 10.8 x 15.2cm (4 1/4 in. x 6 in.)
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 10.8 x 18.4cm (4 1/4 x 7 1/4 in.)
Eighty two (82) postcards of and/or about Charles A. Lindbergh, some are in color others are in sepia tone many are simple black and white images, all have an image side and a text side some have hand written material on them as well as stamps. They range in time from 1927 to postcards that were produced in the 1990's. There are three basic sizes 3 1/2 x 5 3/4in. (8.89 x 14.61cm); 4 1/4 x 6in. (10.8 x 15.24cm); 4 1/4 x 7 1/4in. (10.8 x 18.42cm)