Frank Gasparro Samples Liberty

Description (Brief)
In this page advertising coins, Frank Gasparro drew directly over images of the Peace and Morgan dollars to perfect his own prototype of Lady Liberty. The process of borrowing imagery in this manner to make your own designs was a 20th—century phenomenon. Only when reproductions and prints were cheap and easily available could this type of sampling be done.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1977
Gasparro, Frank
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 17.5 cm x 18.7 cm; 6 7/8 in x 7 3/8 in
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Coins, Currency and Medals
Art - Currency
Art of Gasparro
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Political History: National Numismatic Collection
Art of Gasparro
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Christina Gasparro Hansen

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