Artist Emile Arthur Soldi, French, 1846-1906
  • Fiftieth Anniversary of the Invention of Photography
Date 1889
Medium bronze
Dimensions Diameter: 2 5/8 in.
6.8 cm
Credit Line City of Detroit Purchase
Accession Number 22.194
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
Not On View
Signed Signed at left of obverse side: E. SOLDI.
Inscriptions Obverse: INVENTION DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE across top. NICEPHORE-NIEPCE. L.J. DAGUERRE across bottom. Reverse: DIVULGATION DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE across top. 1839. CINQUANTENAIRE. 1889 across bottom.
Purchased at the Paris Mint, Paris
R.P. "French Medals Acquired" Bulletin of the DIA, vol. 4, no. 8, 1923, pp. 67-68, p. 67 (ill)