Token, Lindbergh, King Collection

Token, 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 coin attached to a red, white and blue ribbon. The coin features the Spirit of St. Louis in the center with the word "Lindbergh" above it. Below the aircraft are the words "Spirit of 1927."

Date
1927

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

Type
MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture

Materials
Metal and fabric
Dimensions
3-D: 3.2 x 5.1cm (1 1/4 x 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.

Gift of the Stanley King Family.

Physical Description:
A metal coin attached to a red, white and blue ribbon. The coin features the Spirit of St. Louis in the center with the word "Lindbergh" above it. Below the aircraft are the words "Spirit of 1927."

Date
1927

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

Type
MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture

Materials
Metal and fabric
Dimensions
3-D: 3.2 x 5.1cm (1 1/4 x 2 in.)

ID: A20040285035