Paul Manship, Elbert H. Gary Portrait Medal, ca. 1926, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Paul Manship, 1966.47.122
Paul Manship’s medal honors Elbert Gary (1846-1927), who founded the United States Steel Corporation in 1901, and after whom the city of Gary, Indiana, is named. Elbert Gary’s profile appears on the obverse, while on the reverse the classical figure of Vulcan at his forge symbolizes the steel industry.
Elbert H. Gary Portrait Medal
- ca. 1926
- On View
- Not on view.
3 7/8 in. (9.9 cm) diam.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Bequest of Paul Manship
- Portrait male – Gary, Elbert H. – bust
- Mythology – classical – Heracles
- Occupation – law – jurist
- Occupation – industry – manufacturing
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