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 yellow box with blue and purple circles on the corners of the box surrounded by a red border. The top of the box and two sides have a white box with a thin red border and blue lettering "Clay Art" An image of a mask with a piece of fabric hanging is contrasted in purple and white between the words Clay and Art. One side of the box features an image of a ceramic figure seated in front of a piano. The opposite side has a circle divided into a blue and white halves with the text "Salt & Peppers" in white and purple lettering.