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Civic Forum Medal of Honor

1914 Paul Manship Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966 bronze 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm.) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the artist 1965.16.91 Not currently on view


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Paul Manship designed this medal of honor for the Civic Forum of New York City. Research has not revealed the history of the Civic Forum, but the award medal was issued in the early part of the twentieth century to acknowledge exceptional contributions to society. Notable recipients of the medal include George Washington Goethals, chief engineer of the Panama Canal (1914), Thomas A. Edison (1915), Alexander Graham Bell (1917), and Herbert Hoover (1920).

Keywords

Animal - bird - eagle

Figure female - full length

Object - art object - sculpture

Object - other - torch

sculpture - medal

metal - bronze

cast

relief

About Paul Manship

Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966

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