To the Advancement of Motor Transportation (obverse); Commemorating theTwenty-Fifth Anniversary of General Motors (reverse)

Norman Bel Geddes, American, 1893 - 1958

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1933

Silver medal

Overall: 3 × 3 × 1/4 in. (7.6 × 7.6 × 0.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Roger Arvid Anderson Collection - 250th Anniversary Gift, 1769-2019

2016.64.66

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

20th century

Object Name

Medal

Classification

Sculpture

Not on view

Inscription

Obverse: Signed, lower center: NORMAN BEL GEDDES C[circled] 1933; inscribed, at edge, upper right: TO THE ADVANCEMENT OF; inscribed, at edge, lower left: MOTOR TRANSPORTATION Reverse: Inscribed, at edge, upper left: 1933; inscribed, at edge, upper right: COMMEMORATING / THE TWENTY FIFTH; inscribed, at edge, lower right: 1908; inscribed, at edge, lower left: ANNIVERSARY OF / GENERAL MOTORS Stamped, on edge, bottom: MEDALLIC ART CO NY

Exhibition History

Introduction to the History of Art II, 1500 to present, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, ArtH2, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 24-March 14, 2004.

Publication History

Roger Arvid Anderson, The Roger Arvid Anderson Collection, Medals, Medallions, Plaquettes and Small Reliefs, Paintings, Sculpture, Works on Paper and Textiles, San Francisco: Roger Arvid Anderson (published privately), design by David L. Wilson, 2015, p. 242-243.

Provenance

Acquired by Roger Arvid Anderson, San Francisco, California, date unknown; lent to present collection, 1993; given to present collection, 2016.

Old Number

EL.S.993.19.86

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