Shirt, Pajamas, Charles Lindbergh


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 became the first person to fly nonstop between New York and Paris. Following his flight of 33 hours 30 minutes, Lindbergh stayed at the US Embassy in Paris for several days of celebrations and appointments. The Embassy presented Lindbergh with these monogrammed pajamas.

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Physical Description

Pajamas Paris 1927 Presentation. Teal and white patterned pajama shirt with white piped edges, three pocket top (breast pocket with CL monogram superimposed on airplane silhouette), rifled cuffs, and four white button enclosures. Part of pajama set. Schlapobersky Chemiseir, 55 Rue De Rivoli, 55

Credit Line

Donated by Yale University Library, Manuscripts and Archives

Country of Origin

United States of America


  • Silk
  • Shell
  • Cotton


  • Overall (Shirt): 86.4 × 63.5 × 1.3cm (2 ft. 10 in. × 2 ft. 1 in. × 1/2 in.)
  • Storage (Shirt): 88.9 × 66 × 2.5cm (2 ft. 11 in. × 2 ft. 2 in. × 1 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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