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Medal and case

1985.654 (RS210473)

Description

A round silver medal awarded to J. F. Bumstead & Co. by the Massachusetts Mechanical Association for paper hanging in 1856. This cast medal is decorated on both sides. On one side is the motto and emblems of the Mechanical Association with an engraved inscription. On the verso is the cast design of a woman in classical dress with a small shield labeled "industry," seated. The medal is kept in its original bi-fold leather case, lined in mauve cut velvet.

Details

Maker
Mitchell, Francis N. (Medalist)
Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association (Issuing body)
Date
1856
inscribed on medal
Inscriptions
"Award to/J. F. Bumstead & Co./ Velvet & Gilt/Paper hanging/Exhibition of 1856" (Engraved)
"Massachusetts Charitable Mechanical Association/Founded 1795/Incorporated 1806" (Molded)
"F.N. Mitchell, SC" (under seated female figure)
Material
cut velvet
leather
silver (metal)
Object type
Personal Symbols; Achievement Symbols
Descriptive terms
cut velvet
leather
Medal, Prize
Prize
silver (metal)
Dimensions
2 (D) (inches)
Accession Number
1985.654
Credit Line
Gift of Richmod G. Wight
GUSN
273532
Reference Notes
black and white image on p. 36, II-6

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