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New York Tercentenary Medal

1914 Paul Manship Born: St. Paul, Minnesota 1885 Died: New York, New York 1966 bronze 2 3/4 in. (7.0 cm.) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the artist 1965.16.80 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 46A, Drawer 4


Luce Center Label

Paul Manship’s New York Tercentenary Medal commemorates the 300th anniversary of the founding of New York in 1614. The design for the obverse features an allegorical figure holding the torch of liberty in one hand and an early skyscraper---perhaps Cass Gilbert’s famous Woolworth Building---in the other. Shields to the left and right of the figure bear symbols of medicine and maritime trade, industries in which New York led, early in the twentieth century.

Keywords

Allegory - place - New York City

Animal - beaver

Animal - reptile - snake

Architecture Exterior - commercial - skyscraper

Architecture - boat - detail

Architecture - boat - sailing ship

Ethnic - Indian

Figure group - male

Object - furniture - chair

Object - other - smoking material

Object - weapon - gun

sculpture - medal

metal - bronze

cast

relief

About Paul Manship

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

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