Model, Airplane, Kit, Lindbergh, King Collection

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    Model, Airplane, Kit, Lindbergh, King Collection

    The pieces for this model kit are gray molded plastic that are unassembled. There is also a small plastic piece in the shape of a pilot. The instruction manual is a two sided piece of paper with diagrams of key steps and text for each step. Water decals are also included on a single sheet. The box for the model is a clamshell design with an image of the Spirit of St. Louis on the top. The Air Lines model company's logo is on the left of the top. 1/72 Scale.

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

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.