Hotel Association of New York City 75th Anniversary Medal
Bronze; cardboard, paper
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 )
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.
Gift of the Hotel Association of New York City, 1953
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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