Board Game, Lindbergh, King Collection

Board Game, Lindbergh, King Collection

     

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.

Physical Description:
The board of the game has a yellow path with red spaces placed every so often with blue arrows running to another red space. The center of the board had an image of the Spirit of St. Louis. The propeller on the airplane is the spinner that is used to determine the distance the pieces move around the board. A white ring around the spinner is numbered 1 through 6. The bottom left corner of the board has a silhouette of the Statue of Liberty and is marked "Start Here" The upper right corner has a silhouette of the Eiffel Tower. The pieces for the game are small metal airplanes colored yellow, red, green and orange.

Manufacturer
Alderman, Fairchild Co.

Date
1928

Type
MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture

Materials
Paperboard, steel, non-ferrous metal, paint
Dimensions
3-D: 29.2 x 29.2 x 4.1cm (11 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 1 5/8 in.)

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.

Physical Description:
The board of the game has a yellow path with red spaces placed every so often with blue arrows running to another red space. The center of the board had an image of the Spirit of St. Louis. The propeller on the airplane is the spinner that is used to determine the distance the pieces move around the board. A white ring around the spinner is numbered 1 through 6. The bottom left corner of the board has a silhouette of the Statue of Liberty and is marked "Start Here" The upper right corner has a silhouette of the Eiffel Tower. The pieces for the game are small metal airplanes colored yellow, red, green and orange.

Manufacturer
Alderman, Fairchild Co.

Date
1928

Type
MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture

Materials
Paperboard, steel, non-ferrous metal, paint
Dimensions
3-D: 29.2 x 29.2 x 4.1cm (11 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 1 5/8 in.)

ID: A20040289042