Candy Dish, Lindbergh, King Collection
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 circular metal serving tray with a tapered base that flares out at the bottom. Around the edge of the tray a pattern of wreaths and images of the Spirit of St. Louis have been worked into the metal rim. A second piece that creates a grate over the tray can be placed on top of the center of the tray. This second piece comes to a point that can be grasped to pull the pieces apart.
- MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture
- 3-D: 15.9 x 29.2cm (6 1/4 x 11 1/2 in.)