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Elbert H. Gary United States Steel Corporation Service Medal (reverse)

Elbert H. Gary United States Steel Corporation Service Medal (reverse)
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Artist
Anthony de Francisci, born Palermo, Italy 1887-died New York City 1964
Date
1926
Type
Sculpture-Medal
Medium
brass
Dimensions
1 1/8 in. (3.0 cm) diam.
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate
Object number
1966.110.21
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This uniface medal sample is one of several Anthony de Francisci created  to honor Elbert Gary (1846-1927), who founded the United States Steel Corporation in 1901, and after whom the city of Gary, Indiana, is named. The sample represents the reverse of the true medal and depicts a miner digging for the ores that will feed the steel mill. The dedication indicates that the medal was intended to reward an employee whose name would be inscribed in the blank area at the bottom.
Data Source
Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Department
Painting and Sculpture
Usage
Not determined