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S. S. United States Medal

1953 Joseph E. Renier Born: Union Hill, New Jersey 1887 Died: New York, New York 1966 Medallic Art Company (Founder) bronze 3 in. (7.7 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Joseph Renier 1967.93.39 Not currently on view


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Joseph Renier’s medal shows the SS United States, America’s first superliner, which was designed by naval architect William Francis Gibbs. The construction of the 990-foot-long liner began in 1946 and was completed in 1952. This medal also shows the eastern and western routes across the Atlantic for which the ship established speed records.

Keywords

Architecture - boat - steamer

Object - other - globe

Travel - water - boat

Waterscape - celestial - star

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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