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Bookend, Lindbergh, King Collection

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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.

Dimensions: 3-D: 11.7 x 3.5 x 10.8cm, 0.8kg (4 5/8 x 1 3/8 x 4 1/4 in., 1 3/4lb.)

Materials: Metal and felt

Physical Description:Single bookend has a flat back and a rounded base with a gold band and a piece of green felt on the bottom. A relief of the Spirit of St. Louis is located in the upper middle section with the Statue of Liberty on the left and the Eiffel Tower on the right. The text "The Lone Eagle" is in relief on below the objects on a curved surface.

Inventory number: A20040292074

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