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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 bronze 1 1/8 in. (3.0 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate 1966.110.26 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 46A, Drawer 1


Luce Center Label

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 shows two classical nudes tending a primitive furnace. The dedication indicates that the medal was intended to reward an employee whose name would be inscribed in the blank area at the bottom.

Keywords

Allegory - arts and sciences - industry

Figure group - male - nude

Miscellaneous - homage - Gary

Occupation - industry

sculpture - medal

metal - bronze

cast

relief

About Anthony de Francisci

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

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