United Parcel Service Fiftieth Anniversary Medal (reverse)

  • Anthony de Francisci, United Parcel Service Fiftieth Anniversary Medal (reverse), 1957, brass, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate, 1966.110.49

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James E. Casey founded the United States Parcel Service in 1907. This uniface artist’s strike, or sample, represents the reverse of the true medal and shows the Model T Ford delivery truck, which contributed to the growth of UPS. Casey’s tribute below states that “Determined men make conditions. They do not become victims of them.”

Title
United Parcel Service Fiftieth Anniversary Medal (reverse)
Artist
Founder
Date
1957
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate

Mediums
Mediums Description
brass
Classifications
Keywords
  • Architecture – vehicle – truck
Object Number
1966.110.49
Palette
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