Ann Morrison Medallion
Harry Morrison was dissatisfied with the likeness
of Ann portrayed in the original bronze sculpture. In 1962, he
hired New York City sculptor Anthony De Francisci to create a new
portrait of Ann Morrison.
At age 76, Anthony De Francisci was a world renowned sculptor of
commemorative medals and bronze relief sculptures. In 1921, he was
selected by the U.S. Mint to design the new Peace Dollar, which
remained in circulation through 1935.
De Francisci's $5,000 guilded bronze sculpture of Ann arrived in
Boise on January 1963. The replacement sculpture was installed in
the park on February 23, 1963 -- Harry's 78th birthday.