1959 Helsinki World Games Silver Medal, Men's 400M Hurdles won by Dick Howard

  • Image for 1959 Helsinki World Games Silver Medal, Men's 400M Hurdles won by Dick Howard
  • Image for 1959 Helsinki World Games Silver Medal, Men's 400M Hurdles won by Dick Howard
2 images
Received by
Dick Howard, American, 1935 - 1967
Issued by
Helsingin Kisa-Veikot, Finnish, founded 1909
Medium
silver
Dimensions
H x W x D: 3 x 1/8 in. (7.6 x 0.3 cm)
Type
medals
Place depicted
Helsinki, Finland, Europe
Date
1959
Description
A silver medal for the Men's 400M Hurdles event at the 1959 Helsinki World Games awarded to Dick Howard. The medal has a geometric design in relief on the front. The design is left of center and is a vertically oriented triangle shape. A small sphere is flush with the geometric shape about two fifths from the top. There is raised text in Finnish on the right edge starting at the base and extending toward the top. On the reverse there is Finnish text etched in the center of the medal.
Topic
African American
Track and field
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Howard Family
Object number
2012.140.7a
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Awards and Medals
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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