Gertrude K. Lathrop, Society of Medallic Arts, Medallic Art Company, 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
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.
Society of Medallic Arts (Commissioner)Medallic Art Company (Founder)
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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
- Animal – deer
- Animal – bird – duck
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