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Ribbon, Reception, Performance, Lindbergh, King Collection


Display Status:

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

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


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

Credit Line

Gift of the Stanley King Family.


Synthetic Fabric


2-D - Unframed (H x W): 3.8 x 33.7cm (1 1/2 x 13 1/4 in.)

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June 15, 1927

Physical Description

Gold colored fabric ribbon with text printed in brown in commemoration of a performance held in Lindbergh's honor on June 15, 1927 at the Rio Rita Ziegfeld Theatre.


MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture

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