S. S. United States Medal

  • Joseph E. Renier, S. S. United States Medal, 1953, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Renier, 1967.93.39

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Joseph Renier’s medal shows the SS United States, America’s first superliner, which was designed by naval architect William Francis Gibbs. The construction of the 990-foot-long liner began in 1946 and was completed in 1952. This medal also shows the eastern and western routes across the Atlantic for which the ship established speed records.

Title
S. S. United States Medal
Artist
Founder
Date
1953
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
3 in. (7.7 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Renier

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – other – globe
  • Architecture – boat – steamer
  • Travel – water – boat
  • Waterscape – celestial – star
Object Number
1967.93.39
Palette
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