Texas Cavalry Medal (obverse)

  • Anthony de Francisci, Texas Cavalry Medal (obverse), 1925, gold plated white metal, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate, 1966.110.16

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Congress commissioned the Texas Cavalry Service medal on April 16, 1924, to honor service on the Mexican border during the First World War. The Equipment Branch, Quartermaster General Department of the U.S. Army specified the acceptable imagery for the medal. This is one of two designs Anthony de Francisci created for the commission. The obverse depicts a horseman bearing a flag, while the reverse shows the Texas “Lone Star” accompanied by the dates of service in 1918.

Title
Texas Cavalry Medal (obverse)
Artist
Date
1925
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
2 in. (5.2 cm) hexagonal
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate

Mediums
Mediums Description
gold plated white metal
Classifications
Keywords
  • Equestrian
  • Occupation – military – soldier
Object Number
1966.110.16
Palette
Linked Open Data
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