James J. Walker Plaquette

Object Number: 
INV.5342
Date: 
1929
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 x 3 x 5/16 in. ( 10.2 x 7.6 x 0.8 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, at lower right of field: "KILENYI" Inscription: edge, lower center: "W&H.CO.NEWARK N.J."
Description: 
Bronze struck plaquette with obverse showing clothed bust of James Walker facing left. Reverse contains tablet with inscription: "'EACH SECTION OF NEW YORK CITY/IS OF EQUAL IMPORTANCE. THE/RESIDENTS OF OUTLYING BOROUGHS/ARE ENTITLED TOT HE SAME/CONSIDERATION AS THOSE IN ANY/OTHER PART OF THE CITY. IN FACT,/IT SHOULD BE OUR CONSTANT AIM TO/MEET ADEQUATELY THE REQUIREMENTS/OF ALL THE PEOPLE OF THE/GREATER CITY, ESPECIALLY WITH/RELATION TO RAPID TRANSIT/FACILITIES, OPERATED AT A/MINIMUM COST. THE CITY OF NEW/YORK IS BIG ENOUGH AND GENEROUS/ENOUGH TO PROVIDE FOR THE NEEDS/OF ALL AND PARTICULARLY THOSE/OF THE ROCKAWAYS, AS RAPIDLY/AND AS HUMANELY AS FINANICALLY POSSIBLE.'/JAMES J. WALKER."; inscription below: "ROCKAWAY PARK/JUNE 18, 1929."
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Creative: Tronvig Group