Horace Vaughan Winchell Medal (obverse)
ca. 1924-1930 Anthony de Francisci Born: Palermo, Italy 1887 Died: New York, New York 1964 brass 2 1/2 in. (6.5 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci 1966.51.70 Not currently on view
Luce Center Label
The Winchells were a family of prominent geologists and researchers from Minnesota. Father Newton Horace (1839-1914) was editor of American Geologist, and with his son Horace Vaughan (1865-1923) wrote The Iron Ores of Minnesota, which was published in 1891. Another son, Alexander, was a geology professor at the University of Wisconsin. Horace was the chief geologist for the Great Northern Railway headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota. Anthony de Francisci created this uniface sample for a proposed medal.
Portrait male - Winchell, Horace Vaughan - bust
sculpture - medal
metal - brass