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Perfume, Lindbergh, King Collection


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

Perfume, Lindbergh, King Collection

Collection Item 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.

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National Air and Space Museum


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


Credit Line

Gift of the Stanley King Family.


Paper, metal and glass


3-D: 26.4 x 41.3cm, 0.8kg (10 3/8 x 16 1/4 in., 1 3/4lb.)



Physical Description

A display board with 18 bottles of perfume. The display board is blue with an image of the Spirit of St. Louis set against an orange circle and the Statue of Liberty and Eiffel Tower at the top. Each bottle has a gold colored top and clear glass. A ticker with the text "Lucky Lindy Parfum" is on each bottle.


MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture

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