Anthony de Francisci, Winchester Repeating Arms Company Medal (obverse), ca. 1925-1935, gold plated white metal, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci, 1966.51.89
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.
Winchester Repeating Arms Company Medal (obverse)
- ca. 1925-1935
- On View
4 3/8 in. (11.0 cm) diam.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci
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- gold plated white metal
- Portrait male – Winchester, O. F. – bust
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