Pencil, Lindbergh, King Collection
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- Physical Description
- An unsharpened pencil that tapers from the eraser to the tip. The lower half of the pencil is silver while the upper half is a blend of green and gold. A silver Spirit of St. Louis airplane and the text "Souvenir of N.Y. - Pairs Flight" are on the upper half of the pencil.
- 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.
- Credit Line
- Gift of the Stanley King Family.
- Inventory Number
- Restrictions & Rights
- Usage conditions apply
- MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture
- Wood, brass, rubber, graphite
- 3-D: 19.2 x 1cm (7 9/16 x 3/8 in.)
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- National Air and Space Museum Collection
- National Air and Space Museum
- Record ID
- Metadata Usage (text)
- Not determined
- GUID (Link to Original Record)
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