Cowling of the Spirit of St. Louis

A close up of the cowling of "Spirit of St. Louis"

Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis should be aluminum colored but a protective varnish put on the aircraft by the Smithsonian in 1928 has yellowed over time.

  • Created: 2015

  • NASM 2015-05268

  • Copyright/Owner: Smithsonian Institution
  • Source: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
  • Photographer: Eric Long
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