Spirit of St. Louis pin

Spirit of St. Louis pin

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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.
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Object Name
date made
Lindbergh, Charles A.
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
metal (overall material)
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
catalog number
accession number
Air Travel
Lindbergh Flies the Atlantic
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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