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NBC Tenth Anniversary Medal

Object Number: 
1943.136
Date: 
1936
Medium: 
Silver-plated bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 3 in. ( 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Silver-plated bronze struck medal with obverse containing National Broadcasting Company's three-letter logo written horizontally and vertically with lightning bolts extending in four directions; date "19/26" inscribed above, and "19/36" below. Reverse bears inscription: "TENTH ANNIVERSARY/TO THOSE WHO HAVE SHARED WITH US/IN THE ADVANCEMENT OF BROADCASTING"; surrounding legend: "NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY INC./A RADIO CORPORATION OF AMERICA SERVICE."
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group