Medallion, Commemorative

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Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Artist

Credit Line

Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust

Medium

Medallion, Commemorative

Dimensions

Overall: 8.3 × 0.5cm (3 1/4 × 3/16 in.)

Physical Description

Medallion commemorating Lindbergh's 1927 flight from New York to Paris. Front shows a female figure holding a fleur-de-lis (representing France) and a shield with the stars and stripes (representing the United States), with the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower in the background, and an airplane overhead. Reverse shows the Earth behind clouds with an airplane flying over it. Below the scene, is an inscription that reads: 'Commemorating / The First New York Paris Flight / By Capt. Charles A. Lindbergh / "Spirit of St. Louis" / New York May 20th Paris May 21st 1927.'

Type

ART-Miscellaneous

Inventory Number

A20140470000

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