Safe/Haven Update

Due to a private event, the exhibition Safe/Haven will be closed to visitors from 2–5 pm on Friday, May 14.

Medal on card: 100th Anniversary of Philharmonic...of NY

Object Number: 
1942.327
Date: 
1942
Medium: 
Bronze; carboard, paper
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 3/8 in. ( 3.5 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: envelope, recto, upper left corner, imprinted in black: "THE PHILHARMONIC-SYMPHONY SOCIETY/OF NEW YORK/113 WEST 57th STREET NEW YORK, NY/RETURN POSTAGE GUARANTEED" Inscription: mount, recto, imprinted in black: "In Thanking/Miss Lena Cadwal
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse having three roundels with scroll dated "1842/1942"; top roundel with eagle is inscribed: "FOUNDED APR.22/1842"; legend: "THE PHILHARMONIC-SYMPHONY SOCIETY/CITY OF NEW YORK"; roundel at lower left is dated "1842", surrounding legend: "PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY/CITY OF NEW YORK"; rounded at lower right is dated "1879," surrounding legend: "THE SYMPHONY SOCIETY OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK." Reverse bears inscription on scroll with olive branch behind: "COMMEMORATING THE/ONE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY/OF THE FOUNDING OF THE/PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY 1842/CONSOLIDATED WITH THE/SYMPHONY SOCIETY IN 1928." Medal inset into flat cardboard mount; buff paper envelope enclosed.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lena Cadwalader Evans
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group