In the summer of 1927 a new fashion craze swept the nation. Called the "Lucky Lindy Lid," it was a ladies' felt hat that came in a variety of sizes and colors. Adorned with a small propellor on the front and two miniature wings darting out on each side, it may have looked a bit ridiculous, but it celebrated an important moment in aviation history — Charles Lindbergh's flight across the Atlantic.
The Lucky Lindy Lid was inspired by Charles Lindbergh's first solo, non-stop transatlantic flight from New York to Paris in May of 1927, and the hat rallied the country behind a new national hero. There was a feeling that the march of modernity was becoming unstoppable. And thanks to Lindbergh, the world was getting that much smaller.