Anthony de Francisci, born Palermo, Italy 1887-died New York City 1964 Search this
2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm) diam.
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.