Plate, Lindbergh, King Collection

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Display Status:

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

Plate, 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.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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

Credit Line

Gift of the Stanley King Family.

Materials

Ceramic

Dimensions

3-D: 2.5 x 18.1cm (1 x 7 1/8 in.)

Physical Description

A white plate with a thin light blue ring around the edge of the plate. At the top of the plate is an image of Lindbergh's head smiling inside of a blue circle against a brown background. The center of the plate has black lettering "B.F. BLOCK & BROS. 25TH ANNIVERSARY OPENING NEW & GREATER DEPARTMENT STORE NARRISTON, P.A. OCTOBER 5TH & 6TH 1928" Along the bottom edge of the plate is a flower and leaf design featuring two orange ovals each containing an image. One of George Washington. This design is repeated on the bottom right and left of the plate.

Type

MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture

Inventory Number

A20040291017