Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association Award Medal

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1850

GUSN

GUSN-1026

Description

Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association award medal for Doe, Hazelton & Co for awarding their carved furniture. On the heads side of the medal is a female figure with mechanical pieces under her feet and a shield on her left side. The shield is decorated with an arm holding a hammer, with a train on a bridge and a building on either side of the figure in the foreground. Inscription is engraved on the tails side, surrounded by a decorative flower garland with four medallions.

Details

Descriptive Terms

medals
awards
silver (metal)
Prize
Medal, Prize
Medal, Prize

Inscription

Heads: "Be just and fear not" on the shield, F.N Mitchell Sc." on the bottom. Tails: "Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association/founded 1795/Inco 1806" all around, "Award to Doe, Hazelton & Co for best carved furniture. Exhibition of 1850." (Engraved)

Maker

Unknown

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds provided by an anonymous gift.

Accession Number

1988.5