Anthony de Francisci, General John J. Pershing Medal (obverse), 1946, gilded white metal, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate, 1966.110.43
Congress commissioned this medal by Anthony de Francisci to honor General John J. “Black Jack” Pershing (1860-1948). Pershing served as commander of the American Expeditionary Force during World War I. Legislators took so long to pass the bill authorizing the commemoration that Pershing passed away before the medal could be struck.
General John J. Pershing Medal (obverse)
- Not on view
4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm) diam.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate
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- gilded white metal
- Occupation – military – general
- Object – foliage – oak
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