William C. Prout Memorial Games medal awarded to Eulace Peacock

Manufactured by
Balfour, American, founded 1913
Issued by
Massachusetts State Council Knights of Columbus, American
Received by
Peacock, Eulace, American, 1914 - 1996
Subject of
Prout, William C., American, 1886 - 1927
Medium
gold and metal with silk (textile) , dye and thread
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 2 5/8 × 1 3/8 × 1/4 in. (6.7 × 3.5 × 0.6 cm)
H x W x D (pin): 1/4 × 1 5/16 × 3/16 in. (0.7 × 3.3 × 0.5 cm)
H x W x D (ribbon): 1 3/8 × 1 5/16 × 1/4 in. (3.5 × 3.3 × 0.6 cm)
H x W x D (medal): 1 1/4 × 7/8 × 1/16 in. (3.2 × 2.2 × 0.2 cm)
Type
pins (fasteners)
medals
Place made
Attleboro, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Place used
Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date
1940
Description
Massachusetts State Council Knights of Columbus, William C. Prout Memorial Games gold medal awarded for the 50 Yard Dash event to Eulace Peacock in 1940. The medal consists of a gold toned pin holding a red, white, and blue ribbon attached to a gold toned medal. The pin has a safety pin closure on the back and a bar that hold the ribbons. Attached to the bottom of the ribbon is a rectangular medal held in place with two (2) jump rings. In the center of the obverse of the medal is a relief depiction of a male runner in mid-run. He is facing the viewer and is wearing a short sleeve shirt and shorts. He is running on a track in a stadium. At the runner’s feet are an Olympic torch and a palm frond. The runner is framed on either side with Ionic columns. The column capital on the right is draped with cloth. The top and bottom of the medal has relief text that reads [WILLIAM C. PROUT] and [MEMORIAL GAMES]. And between the column and the runner on the left is vertical text that reads [K / OF / C / · / M / A / S / S]. The back of the medal has engraved text at the top center the reads, [50 YDS DASH / 1940]. Along the bottom edge of the medal is a stamped maker’s mark that reads [BALFOUR].
Topic
African American
Athletes
Fraternal organizations
Track and field
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.63.105.1.121
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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