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Meeting:
Industrial Exposition Company of New York  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
2 in. (5.1 cm)
Type:
Medals
Date:
ca.1911
Period:
Victorian (1837-1901)
Description:
Medal awarded to H. Weber & Sons by the Industrial Exposition Company of New York. The front of the medal features a floral spray encircled by block lettering, which reads “Industrial Exposition Company of New York.” The back of the medal has the words “Flower Show / Grand Central Palace” in block letters encircling a laurel victor’s wreath. In the center it is engraved, “Awarded to H. Weber & Sons best fifty White Carnations."
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: Industrial Exposition Company of New York
Inscription(s):
Back: Flower Show / Grand Central Palace / Awarded to H. Weber & Sons best fifty White Carnations
Topic:
medals  Search this
awards  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1979.035.019
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Horticultural Artifacts Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/aq4c0f633d3-545c-4346-8bdf-1cdaa2e89284
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hac_1979.035.019