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Elbert H. Gary United States Steel Corporation Service Medal (reverse)

1926 Anthony de Francisci Born: Palermo, Italy 1887 Died: New York, New York 1964 brass 1 1/8 in. (3.0 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate 1966.110.22 Not currently on view


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This uniface medal sample is one of several Anthony de Francisci created  to honor Elbert Gary (1846-1927), who founded the United States Steel Corporation in 1901, and after whom the city of Gary, Indiana, is named. The sample represents the reverse of the true medal and depicts a classical figure tending the rollers that press out thin sheets of steel. The dedication indicates that the medal was intended to reward an employee whose name would be inscribed in the blank area to the left of the rollers.

Keywords

Allegory - arts and sciences - industry

Figure male

Occupation - industry

sculpture - medal

metal - brass

cast

relief

About Anthony de Francisci

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

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