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.
Date: June 15, 1927
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 22.9 x 10.2cm (9 x 4 in.)
Paper and metal
Report from a luncheon held in honor of Lindbergh by the Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York and The Merchants' Association of New York on Wednesday, June 15, 1927. The report is twelve pages stapled to the outer cover. The first page serves as a title page, the second page is blank, and the remaining pages are all text. The inside front and back covers both feature a black and white photograph of Lindbergh before and during the luncheon. The back cover is blank.