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.
An olive colored box with a yellow circle in the center of the top lid. The number 5, an ampersand, and an image of a coin are outlined in black inside the yellow circle. The circle is surrounded by a pink ring with black lettering "FIVE AND DIME INC" The long sides of the box have images of two ceramic airplanes, one blue and one orange with black lettering above "Salt & Pepper Collectibles"