Gasparro Sketches over Gobrecht Numismatics Advertisement, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 1977

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
date made
ca 1977
Gasparro, Frank
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 17.5 cm x 18.7 cm; 6 7/8 in x 7 3/8 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Christina Gasparro Hansen
Art - Currency
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Data Source
National Museum of American History