International Live Stock Exposition Prize Medal

Object Number: 
1943.137
Date: 
1924
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 1/2 in. ( 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, at lower right of field: "LAVRA GARDIN/FRASER" Inscription: edge, lower center: "MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse depicting image of bull standing upon rock with legend above: "INTERNATIONAL LIVE STOCK EXPOSITION/TWENTY FIFTH ANNIVERSARY"; inscription upon shield: "CHICAGO/1924." Reverse depicts blank space for engraving at center with stack of wheat and plough below; legend above: "PRESENTED TO"; inscription below: "BY THE/VNITED STATES/DEPARTMENT OF AGRICVLTVRE."
Gallery Label: 
Elihu Root (1845-1937) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1912. He served as Secretary of War under McKinley and Roosevelt (1899-1903) and as Secretary of State under Roosevelt (1905-1909). From 1909- 1915 he was a Republican Senator from New York.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Elihu Root, Jr.
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Creative: Tronvig Group