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United Parcel Service Fiftieth Anniversary Medal (reverse)

1957 Anthony de Francisci Born: Palermo, Italy 1887 Died: New York, New York 1964 Medallic Art Company (Founder) brass 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate 1966.110.49 Not currently on view


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James E. Casey founded the United States Parcel Service in 1907. This uniface artist’s strike, or sample, represents the reverse of the true medal and shows the Model T Ford delivery truck, which contributed to the growth of UPS. Casey’s tribute below states that “Determined men make conditions. They do not become victims of them.”

Keywords

Architecture - vehicle - truck

sculpture - medal

metal - brass

cast

relief

About Anthony de Francisci

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

About Medallic Art Company

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