Medallic Art Company, Society of Medallic Arts, Karl H. Gruppe, Building Toward Unity, 1952, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the heirs of Albert Laessle: Mrs. Albertine de Bempt Laessle, Mr. Albert M. Laessle and Mr. Paul Laessle, 1972.167.29
Karl H. Gruppe’s medal honors the founding of the Boy Scouts in 1910. On the obverse side, a bald eagle carries a linked chain, symbolizing the teamwork enacted by the scouts on the reverse side. Their collaborative effort, in turn, is based on the patriotism embodied in the eagle.
Building Toward Unity
Medallic Art Company (Founder)Society of Medallic Arts (Commissioner)
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2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm) diam.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of the heirs of Albert Laessle: Mrs. Albertine de Bempt Laessle, Mr. Albert M. Laessle and Mr. Paul Laessle
- Figure group – male
- Animal – bird – eagle
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