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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Centennial Medal
Date: 1927
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Medium: Bronze; cardboard, paper, silk
Dimensions: Container: 4 × 4 × 1 in. (10.2 × 10.2 × 2.5 cm) Overall (Medal): 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Bronze struck medal with obverse depicting approaching modern locomotive with allegorical nude male figure flying above; surrounding legend: "ONE HUNDRED YEARS/SAFETY STRENGTH SPEED." Reverse shows old style locomotive with human figure; inscription in exergue: "PETER COOPER'S/'TOM THUMB' "; legend within line border: "THE.BALTIMORE.AND.OHIO.RAILROAD.COMPANY./1827.1927." Medal set into square dark blue cardboard fitted case with dark blue velvet interior.
Object Number: 1952.423
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Marks: Inscription: obverse, at lower left of field: artist's initials "HS" within circle followed by trademark symbol beneath Inscription: edge, lower center: "MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y."