Winchester Repeating Arms Company Medal (obverse)

  • Anthony de Francisci, Winchester Repeating Arms Company Medal (obverse), ca. 1925-1935, metal, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci, 1966.51.89

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The New Haven-based Winchester Repeating Arms Company manufactured rifles in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, supplying the “repeating rifle” popular on the western frontier as well as armaments for World War I. The obverse of Anthony de Francisci’s artist’s strike, or sample, depicts Oliver Winchester (1810-1880), founder of the company.

Title
Winchester Repeating Arms Company Medal (obverse)
Artists
Date
ca. 1925-1935
On View
Dimensions
4 3/8 in. (11.0 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Winchester, O. F. – bust
Object Number
1966.51.89
Palette
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