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David W. Taylor Medal Awarded for Notable Achievement in Navy Architecture and Marine Engineering (obverse)

1936 Anthony de Francisci Born: Palermo, Italy 1887 Died: New York, New York 1964 copper 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm.) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate 1966.110.39 Not currently on view


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The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers commissioned the David W. Taylor Medal in 1936 to honor successes in naval architecture and marine engineering. The first medal was presented to Taylor himself, a rear admiral in the U.S. Navy and noted authority on naval architecture and engineering. The obverse, seen in this uniface sample, shows Taylor wearing his military insignia and features the anchor and hawsers that symbolize his naval background.

Keywords

Dress - uniform - military uniform

Portrait male - Taylor, David W. - bust

sculpture - medal

metal - copper

cast

relief

About Anthony de Francisci

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

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