Conserve Wildlife

  • Gertrude K. Lathrop, Conserve Wildlife, 1938, 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, 1972.167.40

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Gertrude Lathrop emphasized the message of this medal by picturing a western pronghorn antelope taking shelter behind a barrel cactus and a duck nestled among marsh grasses gone to seed. In this way, the sculptor drew attention to the need for wildlife conservation throughout the United States.

Title
Conserve Wildlife
Artist
Commissioner
Founder
Date
1938
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the heirs of Albert Laessle: Mrs. Albertine de Bempt Laessle, Mr. Albert M. Laessle and Mr. Paul Laessle

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – bird – duck
Object Number
1972.167.40
Palette
Linked Open Data
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