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


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

Dimensions: 2-D - Unframed (H x W): 1.6 x 3.7cm (5/8 x 1 7/16 in.)

Materials: Metal

Physical Description:A thin metal representation of the Spirit of St. Louis. The words Spirit of St. Louis is stamped across the wing and NX 211 is stamped on the fuselage. A ring attached to the plane allows a string or piece of fabric to pass through and hang the aircraft.

Inventory number: A20040285023

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