Figurine

Figurine

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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."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Toy
Other Terms
Toy; Medicine
maker
Land, Charles Henry
Measurements
overall: 1 3/4 in; x 4.445 cm
ID Number
MG.258357.49
catalog number
258357.49
accession number
285357
Credit Line
Columbia Univeristy School of Dental and Oral Surgery and Charles A. Lindbergh
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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