Anthony de Francisci, David W. Taylor Medal Awarded for Notable Achievement in Navy Architecture and Marine Engineering (reverse), 1936, copper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate, 1966.110.36
The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers commissioned the David W. Taylor Medal in 1936 to honor successes in naval architecture and marine engineering. The first medal was presented to Taylor himself, a rear admiral in the U.S. Navy and noted authority on naval architecture and engineering. The reverse of the true medal, seen in this uniface sample, depicts a modern destroyer cruising across stylized waves.
David W. Taylor Medal Awarded for Notable Achievement in Navy Architecture and Marine Engineering (reverse)
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2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm) diam.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate
- Architecture – boat – warship
- Animal – fish – sea horse
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