2-D - Unframed (H x W): 48.3 x 46.7cm (19 in. x 18 3/8 in.)
A cover for a large fashion book. The front of the cover features a relief image of an airplane in a golden color. The airplane has a high wing, radial engine, fixed landing gear and two windows. Through one of the windows the head of the pilot can be seen. Below the airplane is a city skyline with water in front of the buildings. A large box on the bottom of the cover has relief lettering "National Tailoring Co. Chicago. The back of the cover has an image of a man standing wearing a tuxedo with a top hat. His jacket is unbuttoned and his right hand is in his pocket. A coat is draped over his left forearm which he holds waist high with one white glove on his left hand holding another glove in the same hand. A large blue/green circle behind him has a small black triangle that has black lettering "All Wool Always"
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.
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Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum