1927: "THE SPIRIT OF THE SKIES"
When Charles A. Lindbergh became the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic, Viquesney attempted to cash in on the mania by producing this plaster bust of the now suddenly-famous aviator. At the time of this piece's creation, Lindbergh was being hailed as the Hero of the Age, but his later pro-Nazi and anti-Semitic statements caused him to fall into public disfavor. As a result, this piece is quite rare, and those that do survive often have damage, particularly to the nose or forehead. The piece originally came with a label affixed to the bottom.