Spirit of St. Louis pin

Description (Brief)
Pin made of celluloid in the shape of an airplane. The body of the plane is cream-colored, with black wings and propeller. The pin bar is metal. Gold foil is on the wheels. The pin is a souvenir commemorating Charles Lindbergh's nonstop flight across the Atlantic in 1927.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
pin
date made
1927
referenced
Lindbergh, Charles A.
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1.5 cm x 5 cm x 6 cm; 9/16 in x 1 15/16 in x 2 3/8 in
overall: 3/4 in x 2 in x 2 1/4 in; 1.905 cm x 5.08 cm x 5.715 cm
ID Number
2006.0098.1548
catalog number
2006.0098.1548
accession number
2006.0098
subject
Air Travel
related event
Lindbergh Flies the Atlantic
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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