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Commemorative Medal

Commemorative Medal
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Paul Manship, born St. Paul, MN 1885-died New York City 1966
bronze with gold patina
3 1/8 in. (8.0 cm) diam.
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
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Object number
Luce Center Label
Paul Manship’s uniface artist’s sample represents the reverse of a finished medal commemorating the visit to the United States in 1919 of Dr. Epitacio M. Pessoa, president-elect of Brazil (see 1965.16.84). Dr. Pessoa arrived in New York City, then traveled to Boston and Washington, D.C., in ceremonial appearances meant to solidify relations between Brazil and the United States. On the reverse of the finished medal, a freighter riding the waves symbolizes the raw materials (rubber, oil, and rope fiber) provided to the United States by its trading partner.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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