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

  • Anthony de Francisci, Elbert H. Gary, United States Steel Corporation Service Medal (reverse), 1926, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate, 1966.110.27

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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 shows the smokestacks of a steel mill and, in the foreground, the “bucket” from which laborers poured molten steel. The dedication indicates that the medal was intended to reward an employee whose name would be inscribed in the blank area at the bottom.

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
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Architecture – industry – U. S. Steel Corporation
  • Architecture – industry – factory
Object Number
1966.110.27
Palette
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