New York International Philatelic Exhibition Plaquette

Object Number: 
INV.10650
Date: 
1926
Medium: 
Bronze; paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 5/16 x 2 1/8 x 1/8 in. ( 3.3 x 5.4 x 0.3 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: edge, lower right: "MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y."
Description: 
Bronze struck plaquette with rounded top edge; obverse depicting female personification of America descending stairs at center with the Capitol building in background and groups of figures with flags representing other countries at either side at the bottom of the stairs. Reverse shows panoramic view of Manhattan skyline with rectangular tablet for engraving beneath, decorated with laurel swags and inscribed: "AWARDED TO"; inscription below: "INTERNATIONAL.PHILATELIC. EXHIBITION/...NEW YORK 1926..."
Credit Line: 
Gift of James Hazen Hyde, 1957
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group