Medal, Commemorative, Lindbergh, King Collection

Medal, 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 rectangular medal with the Spirit of St. Louis stamped onto the surface inside an oval. The texts “Spirit of St. Louis” and “.999 Fine Silver One Ounce” are stamped above and below the plane, respectively. The reverse of the medal is polished silver.

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

Type
MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture

Materials
Metal, Silver
Dimensions
3-D: 4.9 x 2.9cm (1 15/16 x 1 1/8 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 rectangular medal with the Spirit of St. Louis stamped onto the surface inside an oval. The texts “Spirit of St. Louis” and “.999 Fine Silver One Ounce” are stamped above and below the plane, respectively. The reverse of the medal is polished silver.

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

Type
MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture

Materials
Metal, Silver
Dimensions
3-D: 4.9 x 2.9cm (1 15/16 x 1 1/8 in.)

ID: A20040290021