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Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924)

Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924)
Title
Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924)
Date 
ca. 1920-25
Medium 
Painted copper alloy, brass, and wood
Dimensions 
Overall: 7 x 4 3/4 x 5/8 in. ( 17.8 x 12.1 x 1.6 cm )
Description 
Bas-relief portrait.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. Samuel V. Hoffman
Object Number 
1926.51
Gallery Label 
Wilson, the 28th president of the United States, was elected in 1912 and served for two terms. He attempted to maintain neutrality as Europe erupted into World War I, but in 1917 America entered the war. After the victory of the Allies Wilson advocated a League of Nations for Europe in which the U.S. would play a leading role; Senator Henry Cabot Lodge of Massachusetts, however, persuaded the Senate to vote against participation. Wilson was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1919.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group