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Artist:
Edward McCartan, born Albany, NY 1879-died New Rochelle, NY 1947  Search this
Founder:
Medallic Art Company  Search this
Commissioner:
Society of Medallic Arts  Search this
Medium:
bronze
Dimensions:
2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm) diam.
Type:
Sculpture-Medal
Date:
1939
Luce Center Label:
The blessings of peace and progress symbolized on the obverse of Edward McCartan’s medal contrast with the barbarism and violence depicted on the reverse. Research has not revealed the purpose of this medal, but McCartan’s theme appeared often in America’s machine-age culture, particularly at the New York World’s Fair of 1939, the year this medal was produced.
Topic:
Landscape\building  Search this
Figure group\female and child  Search this
Figure group\male and child  Search this
Allegory\civic  Search this
State of being\emotion\fear  Search this
Allegory\quality\harmony  Search this
Allegory\place\America  Search this
Allegory\place\Europe  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the heirs of Albert Laessle: Mrs. Albertine de Bempt Laessle, Mr. Albert M. Laessle and Mr. Paul Laessle
Object number:
1972.167.41
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Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1972.167.41