Plate, Lindbergh, King Collection

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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:

Inventory Number

A20040291018

Physical Description

A circular plate with a gold edge with the Spirit of St. Louis in the center of the plate. The plane is flying between a break in the clouds on the left and right. On the ground between the clouds and below the plane is the Eiffel Tower and the area around it. At the bottom of the image is a white banner with the text "Lindbergh Flies the Atlantic"

Credit Line

Gift of the Stanley King Family.

Materials

Ceramic

Dimensions

3-D: 3.8 x 21.6cm (1 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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

Type

MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture