Fan, Lindbergh, King Collection

Fan, 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:
Fan made by a wooden handle attached by two staples to heavy paper. The front has illustrations of Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis against a blue background and the word "We" in large red print. The reverse side has an advertisement for Victor Brunswick Pianos as well as brief text about Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis.

Printmaker
Oval Koster Lithographers
Sponsor
Williams Music Store

Type
MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture

Materials
Paper, wood, and metal
Dimensions
3-D: 22.2 x 36.8cm (8 3/4 x 14 1/2 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.

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:
Fan made by a wooden handle attached by two staples to heavy paper. The front has illustrations of Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis against a blue background and the word "We" in large red print. The reverse side has an advertisement for Victor Brunswick Pianos as well as brief text about Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis.

Printmaker
Oval Koster Lithographers
Sponsor
Williams Music Store

Type
MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture

Materials
Paper, wood, and metal
Dimensions
3-D: 22.2 x 36.8cm (8 3/4 x 14 1/2 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.

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