Elbert H. Gary United States Steel Corporation Service Medal (reverse)

  • Anthony de Francisci, Elbert H. Gary United States Steel Corporation Service Medal (reverse), 1926, brass, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate, 1966.110.22

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This uniface medal sample is one of several Anthony de Francisci created  to honor Elbert Gary (1846-1927), who founded the United States Steel Corporation in 1901, and after whom the city of Gary, Indiana, is named. The sample represents the reverse of the true medal and depicts a classical figure tending the rollers that press out thin sheets of steel. The dedication indicates that the medal was intended to reward an employee whose name would be inscribed in the blank area to the left of the rollers.

Title
Elbert H. Gary United States Steel Corporation Service Medal (reverse)
Artist
Date
1926
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
1 1/8 in. (3.0 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate

Mediums
Mediums Description
brass
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure male
  • Occupation – industry
  • Allegory – arts and sciences – industry
Object Number
1966.110.22
Palette
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