Hotel Association of New York City 75th Anniversary Medal

Hotel Association of New York City 75th Anniversary Medal
Hotel Association of New York City 75th Anniversary Medal
Title
Hotel Association of New York City 75th Anniversary Medal
Date 
1953
Medium 
Bronze; cardboard, paper
Dimensions 
box: 3 1/16 x 3 1/16 x 1/2 in. ( 7.8 x 7.8 x 1.3 cm ) diameter: 2 7/8 in. ( 7.3 cm )
Description 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing modern hotel marquee with 1953 model automobile standing at the entrance, within circular raised panel; rectangular plaque above is inscribed: "75/YEARS"; date "1953" below; surrounding legend within plain border: "CONTRIBUTING to NEW YORK CITY'S GROWTH as TOURIST, CONVENTION and TRADE CENTER." Reverse depicts old-fashioned hotel entrance, with horse-drawn cab halted in front of it; surrounding legend: "75th ANNIVERSARY/1878/HOTEL ASSOCIATION of NEW YORK CITY." Medal is inset into cream-colored square cardboard case.
Credit Line 
Gift of the Hotel Association of New York City, 1953
Object Number 
INV.4301
Marks 
Inscription: obverse, at lower right of field: "R.J.MENCONI" Inscription: reverse, at lower right of field: "R.J.M." Inscription: edge, lower center: "MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. BRONZE" Inscription: case lid, inside, center, in black: "MEDALLIC ART CO./NEW YORK" Inscription: case lid, top, written in black ink: "Gift of/Hotel Association/of New York City/3-10-53"
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Creative: Tronvig Group