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Let's Take a Trip Medal

1946? 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 1966.110.52 Not currently on view


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Research suggests that the date ascribed to this medal is incorrect, and that the medal relates to the popular CBS television series Let's Take A Trip, which ran from 1955 to 1958. Anthony de Francisci had already collaborated with CBS on a program about medal making in 1954. Let's Take A Trip featured a changing cast of children who traveled with an adult moderator to scout jamborees, toy fairs, and meetings with President Eisenhower.

Keywords

Figure group - male and child

Object - other - globe

sculpture - medal

metal - bronze

cast

relief

About Anthony de Francisci

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

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