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.
Model (Each): 4.4 x 8.9 x 9.5cm (1 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 3 3/4 in.)
Two ceramic salt and pepper shakers in the shape of aircraft. One is colored blue and has two holes on the top of the shaker just behind the propeller, which is painted black. The other is yellow and has only one hole. Both have a plastic stopper in the filling hole on the bottom of the shaker.