Anthony de Francisci, Elbert H. Gary, United States Steel Corporation Service Medal (reverse), 1926, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate, 1966.110.26
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 shows two classical nudes tending a primitive furnace. The dedication indicates that the medal was intended to reward an employee whose name would be inscribed in the blank area at the bottom.
Elbert H. Gary, United States Steel Corporation Service Medal (reverse)
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1 1/8 in. (3.0 cm) diam.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate
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- Allegory – arts and sciences – industry
- Figure group – male – nude
- Occupation – industry
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