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.
A round medal attached to a pin by two gold chains. The pin is a rectangular piece with the chains attached at the bottom corners. The medal has an eagle at the top of the medal with its wings spread. A white button is placed on the face of the medal. The button is white with blue lettering "Order of Goodfellows WE 1927 Spirit of St. Louis" In the center of the face is a head on view of the Spirit of St. Louis above to clasped hands.