James Hazen Hyde Medal (design for obverse)
1948 Paul Manship Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966 lead 4 1/4 in. (10.9 cm.) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Bequest of Paul Manship 1966.47.126 Not currently on view
Luce Center Label
James Hazen Hyde (1876-1959) helped to found the Federation of Alliances Françaises in the United States in 1902. The different chapters of this organization collaborated with the Alliance Française (established in Paris in 1883) to promote French language, literature, and culture in American communities. The irregular edges mark this as a “splasher,” in which the molten metal was stamped with the die to gauge the sharpness of Paul Manship’s design.
Portrait male - Hyde, John Hazen - bust
sculpture - medal
metal - lead