This object is on display in the Boeing Aviation Hangar room at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.
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:
National Air and Space Museum
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Gift of the Stanley King Family.
Metal, ferrous in nature, glass, plastic and paper
3-D: 7.1 x 4.8cm (2 13/16 x 1 7/8 in.)
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A pocket mirror with an image of Lindbergh flanked by the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower. Both structures have the Spirit of St. Louis directly above them. Below the three images are the words "CAPTAIN CHARLES A. LINDBERGH MADE FIRST NON-STOP FLIGHT NEW YORK TO PARIS 3625 MILES - 33 HOURS 30 MINUTES - MAY 20-21 - 1927" Mirror on reverse.