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Goodwill Plane with Charles Lindberg

Decorative Arts

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 -"
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    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
    IMAGE overall, 40.190_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    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.
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