Ann Morrison Medallion

medallion.jpgHarry 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.