Henry F. Schricker by Anthony de Francisci / American Art
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Henry F. Schricker

1939 Anthony de Francisci Born: Palermo, Italy 1887 Died: New York, New York 1964 metal: brass/electotype 9 1/2 x 5 7/8 x 5/8 in. (24.0 x 15.0 x 1.5 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate 1966.110.47 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 46A

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Henry F. Schricker

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Anthony de Francisci's artist's sample is shaped like the state of Indiana in honor of Henry F. Schricker. Elected governor from 1941-45 and 1949-53, Schricker is the only Indiana governor to have served two nonconsecutive terms. In 1944, Franklin D. Roosevelt invited Schricker to run for the office of vice president, but he declined. At the upper right of the sample, nineteen stars surround a torch, symbolizing Indiana's incorporation in 1816 as the nineteenth state in the union. The state seal appears at the lower left and depicts a running buffalo, sycamore trees, and a woodsman with an ax. The rustic imagery coincides nicely with Schricker's interest in the Boy Scouts. In 1912, he formed the first Boy Scout troop in Starke County, Indiana.


Animal - buffalo

Emblem - seal

Landscape - Indiana

Object - written matter - map

Occupation - political - governor

Portrait male - Schricker, Henry F. - bust

sculpture - relief

metal - brass

About Anthony de Francisci

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

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