Union County Meet medal awarded to Eulace Peacock

Manufactured by
Dodge & Ascher, American, founded 1927
Received by
Peacock, Eulace, American, 1914 - 1996
Medium
gold alloy and enamel
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 1 9/16 × 1 5/16 × 3/16 in. (3.9 × 3.4 × 0.5 cm)
H x W x D (medal): 1 3/8 × 1 5/16 × 1/8 in. (3.5 × 3.4 × 0.3 cm)
Type
medals
Place made
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Place used
Union County, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
Date
1929
Description
Union County Meet first place medal for the Running Broad Jump event awarded to Eulace Peacock in 1929. The medal is gold colored and clover shaped. The obverse of the medal has a relief circular frame outlined with two (2) enameled black bands. In the center is a relief bust depiction of the Greek god, Hermes, depicted profile, facing the left side of the medal. Hermes is wearing a winged helmet and a relief sunburst pattern surrounds him. Printed in relief around the edges of the medal is the text, [UNION / COUNTY / MEET] at the top and [1929] on the bottom. On the reverse of the medal, at the top center, is engraved text that reads [1st / G-S-A / R-B-J]. Along the bottom edge is a stamped maker’s mark that reads, [DODGE & ASCHER / CHICAGO / G.F.D.S.].
Topic
African American
Athletes
Children
Track and field
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.63.105.1.106
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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