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This object is on display in the Boeing Aviation Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

Summary

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.

Date: 1927

Country of Origin: United States of America

Dimensions: 2-D - Unframed (H x W): 5.4 x 3.2cm (2 1/8 x 1 1/4 in.)

Materials: Metal, ferrous in nature, fabric, plastic and paper

Physical Description:White button with two intersecting ovals with an image of Lindbergh in the right oval and the Spirit of St. Louis in the left oval. The word "WE" appears at the top-center of the pin above the ovals. A small fabric American flag is hung from the bottom of the pin.

Inventory number: A20040284002

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