Rare WWI ART WAR RELIEF Member Pin in Bronze by Paul Manship NYC Auxiliary to American Red Cross

Rare WWI ART WAR RELIEF Member Pin in Bronze by Paul Manship NYC Auxiliary to American Red Cross

Code: mharc01918awr

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ART WAR RELIEF PIN, 1918. Silver, with an applied dark patinated bronze on the obverse. Paul Manship, Sculptor, (1885-1966). Front features an Art Deco-style figure of Columbia leading onward the "victorious hosts of civilization" and brandishing a sword in her right hand; in the background a soaring American eagle and rising radiant sun. A curving banner at the top is inscribed: VICTORY and at the bottom is the three-line inscription: ART WAR RELIEF. Manship's patriotism was aroused, and in the fall of 1918 he served in World War I as a Red Cross volunteer in Italy. Luck always with him, he returned unharmed. To commemorate the war, Manship produced a souvenir bronze Victory Pin honoring the Allied triumph

VICTORY ART WAR RELIEF. Formed in early 1918 by a number of women with connections to the art world of New York City, the Art War Relief, was an auxiliary of the New York County Chapter of the American Red Cross, which aided with fund raising and procuring bandages among other efforts.

VINTAGE: World War I.

SIZE: Approximately 7/8" in height x 3/4" in width.


ATTACHMENT: Vertical safety-style pin.


ITEM NOTES: This is from a WWI United States Red Cross collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. KBJP23 LBGEX04/22/23 STRVBGEX05/26/23

CONDITION: 8+ (Excellent): The pin shows little to minor wear, and gorgeous patina.          

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.