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Elbert H. Gary Portrait Medal

ca. 1926 Paul Manship Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966 bronze 3 7/8 in. (9.9 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Paul Manship 1966.47.122 Not currently on view


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Paul Manship’s medal honors Elbert Gary (1846-1927), who founded the United States Steel Corporation in 1901, and after whom the city of Gary, Indiana, is named. Elbert Gary’s profile appears on the obverse, while on the reverse the classical figure of Vulcan at his forge symbolizes the steel industry.

Keywords

Mythology - classical - Heracles

Occupation - industry - manufacturing

Occupation - law - jurist

Portrait male - Gary, Elbert H. - bust

sculpture - medal

metal - bronze

relief

About Paul Manship

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

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