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Meeting:
The American Institute of the City of New York for the Encouragement of Science and Invention, American, 1808 - 1940  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
2 in. (5.1 cm)
Type:
Medals
Date:
1897
Period:
Victorian (1837-1901)
Description:
Medal awarded to H. Weber & Sons by the American Institute of the City of New York for the Encouragement of Science and Invention. The front of the medal features a goddess offering a laurel crown and holding a staff. She is accompanied by an eagle perched on a shield. Behind them are symbols of medicine, agriculture, science, industry, and discovery with the words, “The American Institute” above and “New York” below. The back of the medal is engraved with, “The Medal of Merit Awarded to H. Weber & Sons, For New Rose, ‘Mrs. Robert Garret.’ 1897” within a laurel garland.
Label Text:
Florists, seedsmen, and horticulturalists exhibited the very latest and most unusual developments in horticulture, floriculture, and garden design at flower shows, county and state fairs, and World’s Fairs throughout the nineteenth century. Medals, crafted in gold, silver, and bronze, were awarded to outstanding entries in long lists of special categories. Winners often used these awards in advertisements for their businesses or products with the aim of garnering publicity and increasing sales.
Mark(s):
Front: The American Institure, New York
Inscription(s):
Back: The Medal of Merit Awarded to H. Weber & Sons, For New Rose, "Mrs. Robert Garret." 1897
Topic:
medals  Search this
awards  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1979.035.004
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Horticultural Artifacts Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/aq4a07bc18f-27f9-4e3f-bf05-c1905e7c8073
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hac_1979.035.004