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.
This box contains fifteen (15) individual paper airplanes. The image of the paper airplane Spirit of St. Louis is shown on the top of the box against a green background. In the center of the top is an image of the setting sun hidden behind clouds. This box is among the Whitewings series created by the A.G. Corporation. The kit has all the paper and instructions for creating the fifteen (15) pioneers of flight inside of the box. These aircraft include the Concord and Spirit of St. Louis. All the paper airplanes have been designed by Dr. Yasuaki Ninomiya.