Faith in Man and his Works (obverse); United States National Bank of Porttand, Oregon (reverse)

Avard-Tennyson Fairbanks, American, 1897 - 1987
Medallic Art Company




Overall: 2 3/4 × 2 3/4 × 3/16 in. (7 × 7 × 0.5 cm)

Weight: 157 g (0.3 lb.)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Roger Arvid Anderson Collection - 250th Anniversary Gift, 1769-2019



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name

Sculpture: Medal

Research Area


Not on view


Obverse bears vital male bust right, cartwheel border with incuse FAITH IN MAN AND HIS WORKS; signed on right, Avard / Fairbanks / Sc / 1929; Reverse bears sculptor craftsman gazing at bank. Around, THE UNITED STATES NATIONAL BANK - PORTLAND OREGON; under bank, A POWER / LIKE THAT OF A / MIGHTY GENIE WHO / STANDS READY TO / BUILD INDUSTRIES / AND TEMPLES / AT THE CALL OF / MAN'S WILL.


Touch Stone Antiques, Atascadero, California; sold to Roger Arvid Anderson, San Francisco, California, 1987; lent to present collection, 1993; given to present collection, 2016.

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