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American Society for Testing and Materials Award

1962 Joseph E. Renier Born: Union Hill, New Jersey 1887 Died: New York, New York 1966 Medallic Art Company (Founder) bronze 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Joseph Renier 1967.93.46 Not currently on view


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The American Society for Testing and Materials was established in 1898 by engineers and scientists who sought solutions for breaks in rail lines. The work of the society led to the standardization of steel production for railroad construction. Today the society is known as ASTM International. Research has not revealed the meaning of the inscription at the feet of the allegorical figure in Joseph Renier’s design.

Keywords

Figure male - full length

Figure male - nude

Landscape - celestial - sun

Object - foliage

Object - other - torch

sculpture - medal

metal - bronze

relief

About Joseph E. Renier

Born: Union Hill, New Jersey 1887 Died: New York, New York 1966

About Medallic Art Company

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