Ford Motor Company Medal (obverse)

  • Anthony de Francisci, Ford Motor Company Medal (obverse), 1928, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate, 1966.110.13

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Henry Ford’s profile appears on this uniface artist’s sample, which represents the obverse of the true medal. To the right of Ford’s profile, the caduceus, ancient symbol of the medical profession, refers to the industries of medical research and pharmaceuticals the Ford Motor Company supported in Detroit. The actual medal was probably commissioned in honor of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the firm’s founding.

Title
Ford Motor Company Medal (obverse)
Artist
Date
1928
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Occupation – industry – automotive
  • Portrait male – Ford, Henry – bust
Object Number
1966.110.13
Palette
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