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Texas Cavalry Medal

1925 Anthony de Francisci Born: Palermo, Italy 1887 Died: New York, New York 1964 bronze 1 1/8 x 1 1/8 in. (2.9 x 2.9 cm) hexagonal Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate 1966.110.14 Not currently on view


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Congress commissioned the Texas Cavalry Service medal on April 16, 1924, to honor service on the Mexican border during the First World War. The Equipment Branch, Quartermaster General Department of the U.S. Army specified the acceptable imagery for the medal. This is one of two designs Anthony de Francisci created for the commission. The obverse shows the state seal with the familiar Lone Star encircled by a wreath, while the reverse depicts the bluebonnet, the state flower of Texas, surrounded by the dates of service in 1918.

Keywords

Allegory - place - Texas

Emblem - seal

Object - flower - bluebonnet

Object - foliage - laurel

sculpture - medal

metal - bronze

cast

relief

About Anthony de Francisci

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

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