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1938 Gertrude K. Lathrop Born: Albany, New York 1896 Died: 1986 Medallic Art Company (Founder) Society of Medallic Arts (Commissioner) bronze 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the heirs of Albert Laessle: Mrs. Albertine de Bempt Laessle, Mr. Albert M. Laessle and Mr. Paul Laessle 1972.167.40 Not currently on view


Luce Center Label

Gertrude Lathrop emphasized the message of this medal by picturing a western pronghorn antelope taking shelter behind a barrel cactus and a duck nestled among marsh grasses gone to seed. In this way, the sculptor drew attention to the need for wildlife conservation throughout the United States.

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Animal - bird - duck

Animal - deer

sculpture - medal

metal - bronze

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