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Marshall Fredericks works on the plasteline model for the "Eaton War Memorial Eagle" in his studio

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Title

Marshall Fredericks works on the plasteline model for the "Eaton War Memorial Eagle" in his studio

Subject

Animal sculpture--20th century.
Eaton Corporation
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998

Description

The Eaton Manufacturing Company in Cleveland, Ohio commissioned this memorial in honor of the employees who died in World War II. A marble wall inscribed with the names of those employees who gave their lives for their country holds the bronze relief.

The eagle is the most prominent element. The simplified details of the eagle's body and feathers are typical of Fredericks’ style.

The face and obverse of the medallion are visible in the relief. The eagle’s talons grasp an olive branch and arrows signifying a capacity for both peace and war. On the obverse of the medallion, encircling the inscription is a laurel branch on the left and an oak branch on the right. These signify victory and strength.

Fredericks also designed a medallion for the Eaton Manufacturing Corporation in 1948.

Source

Marshall M. Fredericks Papers
Series V, Box 9 Folder 14

Date

n.d.

Rights

Use of this image requires permission from the Marshall M. Fredericks Archives.

Relation

V-09-14

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Image

Coverage

Royal Oak (Mich.)

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Original Format

Black and white print

Physical Dimensions

8" x 10"

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