Elbert H. Gary Portrait Medal

  • Paul Manship, Elbert H. Gary Portrait Medal, ca. 1926, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Paul Manship, 1966.47.122

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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.

Title
Elbert H. Gary Portrait Medal
Artists
Date
ca. 1926
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
3 7/8 in. (9.9 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Paul Manship

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Gary, Elbert H. – bust
  • Mythology – classical – Heracles
  • Occupation – law – jurist
  • Occupation – industry – manufacturing
Object Number
1966.47.122
Palette
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