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Meeting:
Horticultural Society of Chicago, American, founded 1890  Search this
Artist:
Henning Ryden, Swedish American, 1869 - 1939  Search this
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
2 3/4 in. (7 cm)
Type:
Medals
Date:
1900
Period:
Victorian (1837-1901)
Description:
Silver medal awarded to H. Weber & Sons by the Horticultural Society of Chicago. The front of the medal has block lettering around the top of the medal, which reads "Horticultural Society of Chicago". Below is a three-quarter profile of a lady seated in a rustic chair, holding flowers. She wears a simple classical drapery dress with her hair pulled up. Flowers grow in the foreground and more on pots in the left. A building is in low relief in background on the left. The artist’s signature is present at the bottom, "Henning Ryden." The back features a victor’s wreath of chrysanthemum flowers and engraved with “Awarded to H. Weber and Sons for Carnation Number II Seedling 1899”. The artist’s name is also featured on the back, "Ryden."
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.
Signed:
Henning Ryden
Mark(s):
Front: Horticultural Society of Chicago
Inscription(s):
Back: Awarded to H. Weber and Sons for Carnation Number II Seedling / 1899
Topic:
medals  Search this
awards  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1979.035.008
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Horticultural Artifacts Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/aq450fce7a2-4e50-4aec-8acb-86fb152bc9d8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hac_1979.035.008