"Spirit of St. Louis" in the A&I Building

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"Spirit of St. Louis," in which Charles A. Lindbergh made the first non-stop flight to Paris from New York, suspended in the Arts and Industries Building. Label reads "Deposited by Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh." Photograph shows visitors looking up at the aircraft. The "Spirit of St. Louis" was actually flown to the Smithsonian by Lindbergh and put on display in 1928.


  • Lindbergh, Charles A (Charles Augustus) 1902-1974
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • Spirit of St. Louis (Airplane)
  • Arts and Industries Building


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This is in a scrapbook in the front of Box 41 entitled 'Some of the Prime Exhibits in the Smithsonian Institution, U.S. National Museum and National Air Museum. Prepared for Mr. J.E. Graf by the National Air Museum.' Also includes all the flights of the aircraft.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 41, Folder 1

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu


c. 1950

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  • Airplanes
  • Aeronautics
  • Exhibitions
  • Museums
  • Museum visitors
  • Aeronautical museums


  • Photographic print
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Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print

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