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Great Seal of the United States, [Plaster]

Plaster mold rendition of the Great Seal of the United States. Plaster, galvanized pipe, sisal, and three plaster mold rims. The yellowish discoloring is from shellac used to seal the plaster.

Fredericks created a Rendition of the Great Seal of the United States for the American Embassy in London, England. This mold shows the intricate detail…

Front view of the "Great Seal of the United States"

The medal features an American eagle, with an escutcheon, or shield, on its breast symbolizes self-reliance. The thirteen vertical stripes on the escutcheon derive from the flag of 1777. The eagle grasps an olive branch with 13 leaves and 13 olives in its right talon and 13 arrows in its left talon.

The eagle prefers to live in peace but can…

"Great Seal of the United States"

The medal features an American eagle, with an escutcheon, or shield, on its breast symbolizes self-reliance. The thirteen vertical stripes on the escutcheon derive from the flag of 1777. The eagle grasps an olive branch with 13 leaves and 13 olives in its right talon and 13 arrows in its left talon.

The eagle prefers to live in peace but can…

Front view of the plaster model for the "Great Seal of the United States"

The medal features an American eagle, with an escutcheon, or shield, on its breast symbolizes self-reliance. The thirteen vertical stripes on the escutcheon derive from the flag of 1777. The eagle grasps an olive branch with 13 leaves and 13 olives in its right talon and 13 arrows in its left talon.

The eagle prefers to live in peace but can…

Front/side view of the plaster model for "Great Seal of the United States"

The medal features an American eagle, with an escutcheon, or shield, on its breast symbolizes self-reliance. The thirteen vertical stripes on the escutcheon derive from the flag of 1777. The eagle grasps an olive branch with 13 leaves and 13 olives in its right talon and 13 arrows in its left talon.

The eagle prefers to live in peace but can…

Plaster model for "Great Seal of the United States"

The medal features an American eagle, with an escutcheon, or shield, on its breast symbolizes self-reliance. The thirteen vertical stripes on the escutcheon derive from the flag of 1777. The eagle grasps an olive branch with 13 leaves and 13 olives in its right talon and 13 arrows in its left talon.

The eagle prefers to live in peace but can…

"Birmingham War Memorial (Eagle and Nimbus) (Great Seal of the United States Relief)" with wreath placed in front of it at dedication

Originally located at Seaholm High School in Birmingham, Michigan, the memorial was donated to the city by the Birmingham Rotary Club shortly after World War II. It currently resides at Veterans Memorial City Hall in Birmingham, Michigan.

Unidentified individuals admiring the "Birmingham War Memorial (Eagle and Nimbus) (Great Seal of the United States Relief)" at its dedication

Originally located at Seaholm High School in Birmingham, Michigan, the memorial was donated to the city by the Birmingham Rotary Club shortly after World War II. It currently resides at Veterans Memorial City Hall in Birmingham, Michigan.

Installation of "Birmingham War Memorial (Eagle and Nimbus) (Great Seal of the United States Relief)" at Birmingham City Hall

Originally located at Seaholm High School in Birmingham, Michigan, the memorial was donated to the city by the Birmingham Rotary Club shortly after World War II. It currently resides at Veterans Memorial City Hall in Birmingham, Michigan.

"Birmingham War Memorial (Eagle and Nimbus) (Great Seal of the United States Relief)" being unloaded from a truck

Originally located at Seaholm High School in Birmingham, Michigan, the memorial was donated to the city by the Birmingham Rotary Club shortly after World War II. It currently resides at Veterans Memorial City Hall in Birmingham, Michigan.