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General John Joseph Pershing (1860-1948)

Object Number: 
1956.88
Date: 
ca. 1920
Medium: 
Copper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 5/8 x 7 5/8 x 5/8 in. ( 32.1 x 19.4 x 1.6 cm )
Marks: 
signed: under shoulder: "A. H. Sander"
Description: 
Bas-relief portrait
Gallery Label: 
A graduate of West Point, Pershing saw his first major action in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. Then followed tours of duty against the Moros in the Philippines (1901-03) and against Pancho Villa in Mexico (1916). It was as commander of the American Expeditionary Forces in WWI, however, that Pershing achieved his greatest fame.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Harry G. Friedman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group