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Washington Evening Star Games

Object Number: 
2003.67.1
Date: 
1947-1954
Medium: 
Bronze-colored medal, ribbon
Dimensions: 
Medal: 1 1/2 in. ( 3.8 cm ) Overall: 3 x 1 1/2 in. ( 7.6 x 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on reverse: "SALFOUR"
Description: 
Athletic bronze medal with circular medal suspended from yellow and brown ribbon with pin back; image of Washington Monument with star; inscribed "THE WASHINGTON EVENING STAR GAMES" on obverse; engraved "WOMEN'S 440 YARD RELAY"
Gallery Label: 
This medal is one of many won by track athlete Dolores Dwyer (b. 1932) of New York City. Ms. Dwyer began her running career in 1946 when she entered a children's track meet in Central Park sponsored by the Parks Department. She trained with the German-American Athletic Club in Brooklyn from 1947 to 1953 and competed in many national championships, setting several records. She represented the U.S. in the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki, Finland.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dolores Dwyer Duffy, Olympian
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group