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Victory Eagle (American Eagle), UAW Eagle [Plaster]

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Title

Victory Eagle (American Eagle), UAW Eagle [Plaster]

Subject

Animal sculpture--20th century

Description

Victory Eagle (American Eagle), 1950
Plaster Original

The Victory Eagle on the facade of the Veterans Memorial Building in Detroit is 30 feet high and projects 4½ feet from the wall in high relief. Seven free-standing pylons were originally placed in front of the building along the walkway leading to the entrance. Twenty feet high and carved with incised relief, they depict scenes from the military history of Detroit and the United States.

Creator

Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998

Date

1950

Rights

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

Relation

Type

Sculpture

Coverage

University Center (Mich.)

Sculpture Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

73" x 45"

Materials

Plaster

Catalog Number

1991.077

Object Location

Main Exhibit Gallery

Provenance

11/19/1987 gifted to MFSM

Notes

Molly Barth copy:
The last relief on the wall is the Eagle from the Federal Office Building in Cincinnati, Ohio. This is a quarter-scale model. The one on the building is 21 feet tall and it is cast in aluminum. The 13 stars represent the original 13 colonies/states.

Fact: 21 feet

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