Medal and case

Collection Type

  • Decorative Arts

Date

1856

GUSN

GUSN-273532

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

Descriptive Terms

silver (metal)
leather
cut velvet
Prize
Medal, Prize
Medal, Prize

Inscription

"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)

Maker

Mitchell, Francis N. (Medalist)
Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association (Issuing body)

Object Type

Personal Symbols; Achievement Symbols

Dimensions

2 (D) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Richmod G. Wight

Accession Number

1985.654

Reference Notes

black and white image on p. 36, II-6

Date

1856 (inscribed on medal)