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: August 5, 1927
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 21 x 14cm (8 1/4 x 5 1/2 in.)
Program for a dinner given in honor of Lindbergh in Dayton, Ohio on August 5, 1927. The program is printed in black ink on a single sheet of paper that is folded in half. Each page has a border around it. The front cover has a picture of Lindbergh printed on it and also his autograph in faded black ink. Auctioneers notes are written in pencil on the back page.