Token, Commemorative, Lindbergh, King Collection

Token, Commemorative, 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 round medal with a profile of Lindbergh stamped onto the surface. The text “FIRST NON-STOP FLIGHT NEW YORK TO PARIS CAPT. CHARLES A. LINDBERGH MAY 20TH MAY 21ST 1927” surrounds the image. The reverse features the words "Lucky Lindbergh Coin" stamped onto the surface along with an image of the Spirit of St. Louis and a shield, four leaf clover and horseshoe.

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

Type
MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture

Materials
Metal
Dimensions
3-D: 3.2cm (1 1/4 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 round medal with a profile of Lindbergh stamped onto the surface. The text “FIRST NON-STOP FLIGHT NEW YORK TO PARIS CAPT. CHARLES A. LINDBERGH MAY 20TH MAY 21ST 1927” surrounds the image. The reverse features the words "Lucky Lindbergh Coin" stamped onto the surface along with an image of the Spirit of St. Louis and a shield, four leaf clover and horseshoe.

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

Type
MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture

Materials
Metal
Dimensions
3-D: 3.2cm (1 1/4 in.)

ID: A20040290019