Anthony de Francisci, Robert Wolfe Journalism Honor Medal (obverse), ca. 1925, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci, 1966.51.74
The Journalism Honor Medal sponsored by Ohio State University’s School of Journalism and Communication commemorates the career of Robert F. Wolfe, publisher of the Ohio State Journal and the Columbus Dispatch until his death in 1927. This uniface artist’s strike, or sample, represents the obverse of the true medal. It shows a figure of Truth who rests one hand on a printing press and with the other offers a laurel wreath to a young man. The seated figure represents the journalism student to whom the award will be given.
Robert Wolfe Journalism Honor Medal (obverse)
- ca. 1925
- On View
- Not on view.
2 3/4 in. (7.0 cm) diam.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci
- Mediums Description
- Figure group
- Dress – historic – classical dress
- Architecture – machine – printing press
- Occupation – writer – journalist
- Allegory – arts and sciences – literature
- Object – other – wreath
- Object – written matter
- Object – other – writing tool
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