ca. 1932-1947 Anthony de Francisci Born: Palermo, Italy 1887 Died: New York, New York 1964 white metal/cast 1 1/8 x 1 3/4 in. (2.9 x 4.4 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci 1966.51.83 Not currently on view
Luce Center Label
The United States War Department called upon Anthony de Francisci to create this pin for the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) in 1925. The pin was produced until 1942, when the secretary of war removed it from the general orders for insignia.
Object - foliage - olive branch
sculpture - medal