Anthony de Francisci, born Palermo, Italy 1887-died New York City 1964
1 1/8 in. (3.0 cm) diam.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate
Luce Center Label
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.