Henry F. Schricker

  • Anthony de Francisci, Henry F. Schricker, 1939, metal: brass/electotype, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate, 1966.110.47

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Anthony de Francisci's artist's sample is shaped like the state of Indiana in honor of Henry F. Schricker. Elected governor from 1941-45 and 1949-53, Schricker is the only Indiana governor to have served two nonconsecutive terms. In 1944, Franklin D. Roosevelt invited Schricker to run for the office of vice president, but he declined. At the upper right of the sample, nineteen stars surround a torch, symbolizing Indiana's incorporation in 1816 as the nineteenth state in the union. The state seal appears at the lower left and depicts a running buffalo, sycamore trees, and a woodsman with an ax. The rustic imagery coincides nicely with Schricker's interest in the Boy Scouts. In 1912, he formed the first Boy Scout troop in Starke County, Indiana.

Henry F. Schricker
Not on view
9 1/2 x 5 7/8 x 5/8 in. (24.0 x 15.0 x 1.5 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate

Mediums Description
metal: brass/electotype
  • Emblem – seal
  • Object – written matter – map
  • Animal – buffalo
  • Portrait male – Schricker, Henry F. – bust
  • Occupation – political – governor
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