General Motors 25th Anniversary Medal

Object Number: 
1943.344
Date: 
1933
Medium: 
Silver-plated bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 3 in. ( 7.6 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, in exergue, at lower left of field: "NORMAN BEL GEDDES 1933" Inscription: edge, lower center: "MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y."
Description: 
Silver-plated bronze struck medal with obverse depicting spirit of streamlining with large vertical wing at center; legend: "TO THE ADVANCEMENT OF/MOTOR TRANSPORTATION." Reverse contains piston design symbolic of all combustion engines, with laurel wreath above; dates : "1908/1933", diagonally from bottom right to top left; legend: "COMMEMORATING/THE TWENTIETH/ANNIVERSARY OF/GENERAL MOTORS."
Gallery Label: 
Bel Geddes' design for the General Motors medal epitomizes streamlined design of the 1930s.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Thomas C. Linn
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group