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Cotton States and International Exposition Award Medal

Object Number: 
Bronze; cardboard, paper
case: 2 9/16 in. ( 6.5 cm ) diameter: 2 1/4 in. ( 5.7 cm )
Inscription: obverse, at lower left: "GORHAM MFG. CO." Inscription: obverse, at lower right: "PH. MARTINY SC. N.Y."
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing allegorical figure of Columbia holding a cornucopia; putti holding tablet labeled "INDUSTRY" at her feet; exposition building in background at left; legend: "ATLANTA-GEORGIA/U.S.A." Reverse bears inscription within central space, with raised tablet for recipient's name, flanked by branches and surmounted by eagle: "COTTON STATES/AND INTERNATIONAL/EXPOSITION/AWARDED TO/Marks Arnheim & Co./ATLANTA/GEORGIA/U.S.A./MDCCCXCV." Dark blue round cardboard case.
Credit Line: 
Estate of V.H. Paltsits, 1953
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group