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Ford Motor Company Medal (reverse)

Anthony de Francisci Born: Palermo, Italy 1887 Died: New York, New York 1964 bronze 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate 1966.110.12 Not currently on view


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Anthony de Francisci’s uniface artist’s strike, or sample, represents the reverse of the true medal. Henry Ford launched the Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan, in 1903, and by 1928 his giant Rouge manufacturing complex, seen here, had become the most stupendous symbol of America’s technological power. De Francisci also included “portraits” of the Model T, the Model T truck, and the farm tractor, as well as Ford’s famous Trimotor airplane, first produced in 1926.

Keywords

Architecture Exterior - industry - factory

Architecture - machine - farm machine

Architecture - vehicle - airplane

Architecture - vehicle - automobile

Architecture - vehicle - truck

sculpture - medal

metal - bronze

cast

relief

About Anthony de Francisci

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

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