On May 20-21, 1927, Charles Lindbergh literally flew into history when he crossed the Atlantic Ocean in his Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis, thus becoming the first pilot to fly solo and nonstop from New York to Paris. This flight made Lindbergh a household name and catapulted him into fame and celebrity. The objects of popular culture in the National Collection display everything from ashtrays to wristwatches reflect the public adulation for Lindbergh and the powerful commercial response to his celebrity. More than 75 years after the Spirit's historic flight, Lindbergh's name still has the power help sell manufactured goods.
Gift of the Stanley King Family.
3-D Test: 10.2 x 14.6cm (4 x 5 3/4 in.)
Phenolic resin, Bakelite
A Bakelite circular holder for poker chips. Four stacks of poker ships can be held along with a deck of cards in four circular slots and one rectangular slot. All slots are top-loading. There are four stacks of chips, one red, one blue and two white. A small knob at the top of the holder allows for carrying the holder.