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: October 22, 1927
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 25.4 x 18.4cm (10 in. x 7 1/4 in.)
Paper and fabric
Program for a banquet commemorating Lindbergh on October 22, 1927 in Philadelphia. This program has twelve pages bound by a blue and yellow fabric cord to the outer cover. Sheer pieces of paper are bound to both the outside and the inside of the cover. The front cover is printed in color and the seal near the bottom of the cover is raised and embossed in a gold color. The photograph of Lindbergh on the first page is printed directly on the paper. Pages two, four, eight, and ten through twelve are blank. The map on pages six and seven is printed in dark brown and red ink. The back cover is blank.