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: September 20, 1927
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 25.4 x 15.9cm (10 in. x 6 1/4 in.)
Paper and fabric
Program for a banquet give in honor of Lindbergh on September 20, 1927 in Los Angeles. The program is four pages bound to an outer cover with red, white, and blue fabric. The front cover is decorated with a raised and embossed image of Lindbergh's head and an embossed signature. Below that is a genuine autograph in black ink. A blue border surrounds the front cover. The inside front and back covers and the fourth page are blank. All of the interior pages include both text and illustrations. The text is all in black ink, the drawings on the first page are black, and the pictures on the second and third page are embossed in a golden color.