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Goodwill Plane with Charles Lindberg

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CULTURE American
  • Place Manufactured: United States
  • DATES 1928
    DIMENSIONS Length: 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm); Width: 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS On underside of proper left wing, molded: "U.S.A. / 5/8 OZ / AVOR"
    INSCRIPTIONS On proper left side of plane, molded: "SPIRIT OF - / - GOODWILL -"
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Colorless pressed glass in shape of an airplane with figure of Charles Lindbergh in the cockpit; top of each wing decorated with molded star; on proper left side of plane, molded: "SPIRIT OF - / - GOODWILL". The front end or nose of the plane is a round, threaded opening for (now lost) screw-on top; plane hollow inside.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CAPTION American. Goodwill Plane with Charles Lindberg, 1928. Glass, Length: 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm); Width: 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription, 40.190. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 40.190_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 40.190_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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