Paul Manship, United States Merchant Marine Distinguished Service Medal (obverse), 1942, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Paul Manship, 1966.47.139
The Merchant Marine Distinguished Service Medal has been awarded since 1939 to seamen who have distinguished themselves through outstanding conduct or service in the line of duty. Paul Manship’s artist’s strike, or sample, shows a preliminary design for the obverse. In the final medal, the eight points of the stylized compass appear in silver metal.
United States Merchant Marine Distinguished Service Medal (obverse)
- Not on view
overall: 2 3/4 in. (7 cm) diam.
1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm) diam. of medal
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Bequest of Paul Manship
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- Emblem – star
- Allegory – civic – military
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