World's Fair Medal (reverse)

  • Anthony de Francisci, World's Fair Medal (reverse), 1964, plaster plaque, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci, 1966.51.8

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Anthony de Francisci designed this plaster relief for a medal commemorating the New York World’s Fair and the 300th anniversary of the founding of New York City. The anniversary marked the date in 1664 when British forces seized control of New Amsterdam from the Dutch and renamed the settlement after the Duke of York. The plaque depicts the seal of the City of New York, which includes figures of a Manhattan Indian and a Dutch sailor.

Title
World's Fair Medal (reverse)
Artist
Date
1964
On View
Dimensions
10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci

Mediums
Mediums Description
plaster plaque
Classifications
Keywords
  • Emblem – seal
  • Animal – bird – eagle
  • History – United States – Colonization
  • Ethnic – Indian
  • Allegory – place – New York
  • Figure group – male
Object Number
1966.51.8
Palette
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