Civic Forum Medal of Honor

  • Paul Manship, Civic Forum Medal of Honor, 1914, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1965.16.91

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Paul Manship designed this medal of honor for the Civic Forum of New York City. Research has not revealed the history of the Civic Forum, but the award medal was issued in the early part of the twentieth century to acknowledge exceptional contributions to society. Notable recipients of the medal include George Washington Goethals, chief engineer of the Panama Canal (1914), Thomas A. Edison (1915), Alexander Graham Bell (1917), and Herbert Hoover (1920).

Title
Civic Forum Medal of Honor
Artist
Date
1914
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm.) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure female – full length
  • Animal – bird – eagle
  • Object – art object – sculpture
  • Object – other – torch
Object Number
1965.16.91
Palette
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