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Robert Wolfe Journalism Honor Medal (obverse)

ca. 1925 Anthony de Francisci Born: Palermo, Italy 1887 Died: New York, New York 1964 bronze 2 3/4 in. (7.0 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci 1966.51.74 Not currently on view


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The Journalism Honor Medal sponsored by Ohio State University’s School of Journalism and Communication commemorates the career of Robert F. Wolfe, publisher of the Ohio State Journal and the Columbus Dispatch until his death in 1927. This uniface artist’s strike, or sample, represents the obverse of the true medal. It shows a figure of Truth who rests one hand on a printing press and with the other offers a laurel wreath to a young man. The seated figure represents the journalism student to whom the award will be given.

Keywords

Allegory - arts and sciences - literature

Architecture - machine - printing press

Figure group

Object - other - wreath

Occupation - writer - journalist

sculpture - medal-sample

metal - bronze

cast

relief

About Anthony de Francisci

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

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