Pocket Mirror, Lindbergh, King Collection

Pocket Mirror, 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:
A metal pocket mirror with a mirror attatched to a handle that folds. The mirror itself also swivels on the frame. On one side is a photographic image of Lindbergh standing in front of the Spirit of St. Louis. On the other side is a polished mirror. The word "Lindy" is writtin on Lindbergh's left breast in script.

Date
1927

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
Boeing Aviation Hangar

Type
MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture

Materials
Metal, ferrous in nature, glass, plastic and paper
Dimensions
3-D: 6 x 10.3cm (2 3/8 x 4 1/16 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.

Gift of the Stanley King Family.

Physical Description:
A metal pocket mirror with a mirror attatched to a handle that folds. The mirror itself also swivels on the frame. On one side is a photographic image of Lindbergh standing in front of the Spirit of St. Louis. On the other side is a polished mirror. The word "Lindy" is writtin on Lindbergh's left breast in script.

Date
1927

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
Boeing Aviation Hangar

Type
MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture

Materials
Metal, ferrous in nature, glass, plastic and paper
Dimensions
3-D: 6 x 10.3cm (2 3/8 x 4 1/16 in.)

ID: A20040285000