Paul Manship, born St. Paul, MN 1885-died New York City 1966 Search this
3 1/8 in. (8.0 cm) diam.
Luce Center Label:
Paul Manship’s medal commemorates the visit to the United States in 1919 of Dr. Epitacio M. Pessoa, president-elect of Brazil. 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, a freighter riding the waves symbolizes the raw materials (rubber, oil, and rope fiber) provided to the United States by its trading partner.