Figurine

Description:

In 1954, having won the Pulitzer Prize for his autobiography, The Spirit of St. Louis, Charles A. Lindbergh donated the $500 prize money to the School of Dental and Oral Surgery at Columbia University in honor of Charles Henry Land (1847–1922), an innovative dentist and his maternal grandfather. Lindbergh also donated several small items that Land had made for him. One was this small item with figures of a bird and a reptile, with an inscription on the back that reads "Experiement in Alundum firing by Dr. Charles H. Land, test for shrinkage, 1912-1915."

Maker: Land, Charles Henry

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Columbia Univeristy School of Dental and Oral Surgery and Charles A. Lindbergh

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.258357.49Catalog Number: 258357.49Accession Number: 285357

Object Name: ToyOther Terms: Toy; Medicine

Measurements: overall: 1 3/4 in; x 4.445 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-63af-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_723703

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