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Chicago Century of Progress Exposition Medal

Object Number: 
1948.567
Date: 
1933
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 1/4 in. ( 5.7 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, at lower right of field: "ERZ" Inscription: reverse, at left of field: "ZETTLER"
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse depicting stylized nude male figure flanked by vertically inscribed "RESEARCH" and "INDUSTRY", with dated below "1833 1933." Reverse has map of fairgrounds surrounded by legend: "A CENTURY OF PROGRESS INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION CHICAGO 1933."
Gallery Label: 
This medal was the official medal of the 1933 Century of Progress International Exposition in Chicago. The dies for it were executed by the Medallic Art Company.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Ripley Arnold Henrick
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group