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2017 Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards

Ben Caldwell was commissioned to create the "flame" portion of the award to match the original liberty torch.   A few things to note for the 2017 EIFH AWARD ~   * The entire “Flame” & “Pedestal” of the award will be hand formed from 100% copper that was preserved from the Registry Building at Ellis Island.     * The “Flame” will be hand hammered utilizing the Repousse method (from the backside of the flame) just as was done by Bartholdi’s team.   * The front side of the “Flame” will have a sculpted relief (similar) to Liberty’s own flame…but because they each will be formed by hand they will differ while giving the artist some creative Liberty.    * The...

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