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Sketch for "Birmingham War Memorial (Eagle and Nimbus) (Great Seal of the United States Relief)"

Graphite on steno pad paper
6" x 9"

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.

Presentation drawing for "Birmingham War Memorial (Eagle and Nimbus) (Great Seal of the United States Relief)"

Conté crayon and graphite on laid paper mounted on board
20" x 16"

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

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…

Great Seal of the United States Rendition [Plaster]

RENDITION OF THE GREAT SEAL OF THE UNITED STATES, 1960
Plaster original

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall M. Fredericks
1991.109

The style of this relief differs from the other works in the Museum. It is very detailed because the Seal of the United States is a standard design. It was established in 1782 to symbolize sovereignty. The American…

The plaster model for "The Friendly Frog" following its installation at the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum

Mrs. Dorothy (Honey) Arbury studied with Fredericks when she attended Kingswood School at the Cranbrook Educational Community in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, in the 1930s. She met him through her uncle, Alden B. Dow, a prominent architect in Midland, Michigan, with whom Fredericks worked on architectural sculpture projects. In 1963, Mrs. Arbury was…

The American Embassy in London, England

The "Great Seal of the United States" 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…

View of the American Embassy in London, England

The "Great Seal of the United States" 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…

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…