Button, Lindbergh, King Collection

Button, 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 circular button with a gold border surrounding an image of Lindbergh wearing a flight jacket. The top of the border has a red, white and blue ribbon tied in a bow.

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Barron Hilton Pioneers of Flight

Type
MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture

Materials
Metal, ferrous in nature, paper and plastic
Dimensions
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 3.2cm (1 1/4 in. dia.)

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 circular button with a gold border surrounding an image of Lindbergh wearing a flight jacket. The top of the border has a red, white and blue ribbon tied in a bow.

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Barron Hilton Pioneers of Flight

Type
MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture

Materials
Metal, ferrous in nature, paper and plastic
Dimensions
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 3.2cm (1 1/4 in. dia.)

ID: A20040296031