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American Eagle Pin

ca. 1922? Anthony de Francisci Born: Palermo, Italy 1887 Died: New York, New York 1964 white metal relief 1 1/8 x 1 1/2 in. (2.9 x 3.8 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci 1966.51.77 Not currently on view


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The American Eagle pin was one of several U.S. Army insignia designed by Anthony de Francisci between 1922 and 1925. The bald eagle holds two feathered arrows in its talons, signifying military might, and is surrounded by the laurel wreath, which symbolizes victory.

Keywords

Animal - bird - eagle

Emblem - military insignia

Object - foliage - olive branch

Object - weapon - bow and arrow

sculpture - medal

metal

relief

About Anthony de Francisci

Born: Palermo, Italy 1887 Died: New York, New York 1964

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