The Charles Lindbergh Flight (26th Commemorative)

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Creation: 1964

In an era of supersonic jets and bullet trains, of flights to the moon and Google Maps, Charles Lindbergh's legendary 33 hour and 30 minute solo flight across the Atlantic in the cramped cockpit of a one-engine plane continues to capture the imagination of the world. "Lucky Lindy's" stripped-down aeronautic design and courage made him an idol to the world. Lindbergh gave the Spirit of St. Louis to the Smithsonian where it has been on display for over 80 years.

Title

The Charles Lindbergh Flight (26th Commemorative)

Date

Creation: 1964

Description

In an era of supersonic jets and bullet trains, of flights to the moon and Google Maps, Charles Lindbergh's legendary 33 hour and 30 minute solo flight across the Atlantic in the cramped cockpit of a one-engine plane continues to capture the imagination of the world. "Lucky Lindy's" stripped-down aeronautic design and courage made him an idol to the world. Lindbergh gave the Spirit of St. Louis to the Smithsonian where it has been on display for over 80 years.

Rights

Copyright; use considered fair according to the ARL Code of Best Practices in Fair Use

Format

Commemorative medals

Source

MSS0412, James G. Stahlman Historical Autograph Collection, Lindbergh, Charles

Files

MS0412-Lindbergh-coin_trans.jpg

Citation

“The Charles Lindbergh Flight (26th Commemorative),” Gallery, accessed December 9, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/749.