Poster, Lindbergh, King Collection

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Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

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.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Gift of the Stanley King Family.

Medium

Poster, Lindbergh, King Collection

Dimensions

2-D - Unframed (H x W): 37.5 x 46.4cm (14 3/4 x 18 1/4 in.)

Physical Description

A rectangular poster with a picture of Lindbergh standing in front of the Spirit of St. Louis in the center of the paper. To the left of the picture is the Statue of Liberty with the Spirit of St. Louis above it. To the right is the Eiffel Tower with the Spirit of St. Louis above it. At the top of the paper there is an American Flag in each corner with the text "Welcome Home" between them. Text below the picture reads "Captain Charles A. Lindbergh"

Type

ART-Posters, Original Art Quality

Inventory Number

A20040294032