Ford Motor Company Medal (reverse)

  • Anthony de Francisci, Ford Motor Company Medal (reverse), bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate, 1966.110.12

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Anthony de Francisci’s uniface artist’s strike, or sample, represents the reverse of the true medal. Henry Ford launched the Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan, in 1903, and by 1928 his giant Rouge manufacturing complex, seen here, had become the most stupendous symbol of America’s technological power. De Francisci also included “portraits” of the Model T, the Model T truck, and the farm tractor, as well as Ford’s famous Trimotor airplane, first produced in 1926.

Title
Ford Motor Company Medal (reverse)
Artist
Date
On View
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
  • Architecture Exterior – industry – factory
  • Architecture – machine – farm machine
  • Architecture – vehicle – automobile
  • Architecture – vehicle – airplane
  • Architecture – vehicle – truck
Object Number
1966.110.12
Palette
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