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 out of paper attached by staples to a wooden handle. The front side of the fan has an illustration of Lindbergh with the words "The Lone Eagle" printed above and his signature below. The back side of the fan is an advertisement for Arctic Ice Cream Co. in Pittsburgh, PA.

Sponsor
Arctic Ice Cream Co.
Printmaker
Oval Koster Lithographers

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 out of paper attached by staples to a wooden handle. The front side of the fan has an illustration of Lindbergh with the words "The Lone Eagle" printed above and his signature below. The back side of the fan is an advertisement for Arctic Ice Cream Co. in Pittsburgh, PA.

Sponsor
Arctic Ice Cream Co.
Printmaker
Oval Koster Lithographers

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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