James Hazen Hyde Medal (design for reverse)

  • Paul Manship, James Hazen Hyde Medal (design for reverse), 1948, lead, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Paul Manship, 1966.47.127

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James Hazen Hyde (1876-1959) helped to found the Federation of Alliances Françaises in the United States in 1902. The different chapters of this organization collaborated with the Alliance Française (established in Paris in 1883) to promote French language, literature, and culture in American communities. In Paul Manship’s design for the reverse of the medal, the heads of women representing Africa, Asia, and North America symbolize France’s colonial territories from the eighteenth century to the period just after World War II.

Title
James Hazen Hyde Medal (design for reverse)
Artists
Date
1948
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
4 1/4 in. (10.9 cm.) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Paul Manship

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Ethnic – Greek
  • Ethnic – African
  • Allegory – place
  • Ethnic – Indian
  • Ethnic – Oriental
  • Figure group
Object Number
1966.47.127
Palette
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