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Watch Fob, Lindbergh, King Collection


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

Watch Fob, 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.

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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.


Leather and metal


3-D: 3.5 x 11.1cm (1 3/8 x 4 3/8 in.)

Physical Description

A rectangualr watch fob attached to a black leather strap with buckle. The fob features Lindbergh's face in the center with the Statue of Liberty on the right and the Eiffel Tower on the left. The Spirit of St. Louis is above Lindbergh's head pointed at the Eiffel Tower. Below Lindbergh are the words "First non-stop flight, New York-Paris"


MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture

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