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Cuba Cincuentenario Medal

1952 Anthony de Francisci Born: Palermo, Italy 1887 Died: New York, New York 1964 bronze 1 3/4 in. (4.5 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate 1966.110.59 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 46A, Drawer 1


Luce Center Label

This medal marks the fiftieth anniversary of Cuba’s declaration of independence from the United States on May 20, 1902. The prominent Cuban flag waves over the Castillo el Morro in Havana Bay as a testament to this freedom, which in fact was conditional. The Platt Amendment, adopted on May 22, 1903, allowed the United States to maintain naval bases in Cuba and prohibited the island nation from entering into any treaty that might threaten its independence. The amendment was repealed in 1934.

Keywords

Architecture Exterior - civic - tower

Figure(s) in exterior - urban

History - Cuba - Independence, 50th Anniversary

Object - other - flag

sculpture - medal

metal - bronze

cast

relief

About Anthony de Francisci

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

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