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.
A cut glass table set with three separate containers and one unit to hold them. The large base unit is cut in the shape of an airplane with a large rectangular hole cut in the top. This hole is divided into three sections by two raised sections on the bottom. The three containers that fit inside these sections are each used for a different purpose. One container is a salt shaker, another a pepper shaker and the middle container is a sugar holder with a removable lid that has a small hole for a serving spoon cut into the side of the lid.