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Artist:
Anthony de Francisci, born Palermo, Italy 1887-died New York City 1964  Search this
Medium:
bronze
Dimensions:
2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm) diam.
Type:
Sculpture-Medal
Luce Center Label:
Anthony de Francisci’s uniface artist’s strike, or sample, represents the reverse of the true medal. Henry Ford launched the Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan, in 1903, and by 1928 his giant Rouge manufacturing complex, seen here, had become the most stupendous symbol of America’s technological power. De Francisci also included “portraits” of the Model T, the Model T truck, and the farm tractor, as well as Ford’s famous Trimotor airplane, first produced in 1926.
Topic:
Architecture\vehicle\automobile  Search this
Architecture\vehicle\airplane  Search this
Architecture\vehicle\truck  Search this
Architecture\machine\farm machine  Search this
Architecture Exterior\industry\factory  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate
Object number:
1966.110.12
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1966.110.12