Chicago Relays Medal awarded to Eulace Peacock

Manufactured by
Balfour, American, founded 1913
Issued by
Chicago Daily News Athletic Association, American
Received by
Peacock, Eulace, American, 1914 - 1996
Subject of
Chicago Daily News, American, 1876 - 1978
International Amphitheatre, American, 1934 - 1999
Medium
sterling silver with metal, silk, dye and thread
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 3 7/16 × 1 11/16 × 1/4 in. (8.8 × 4.3 × 0.7 cm)
H x W x D (pin): 1/2 × 1 7/16 × 3/16 in. (1.3 × 3.6 × 0.5 cm)
H x W x D (ribbon): 1 11/16 × 1 5/16 × 1/8 in. (4.3 × 3.3 × 0.3 cm)
H x W x D (medal): 1 7/8 × 1 11/16 × 3/16 in. (4.7 × 4.3 × 0.4 cm)
Type
pins (fasteners)
medals
Place made
Attleboro, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Place used
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date
1937
Description
Chicago Relays second place medal for the 40 Yard Sprint event awarded to Eulace Peacock in 1937. The medal consists of a gold colored bar pin holding a red ribbon attached to a medal. The gold pin is rectangular shaped with a “C” clasp closure on the back. Attached to the bottom of the ribbon is a round, silver colored medal held in place with two (2) jump rings. The obverse of the medal has a semicircular band of relief text at the top that reads [CHICAGO RELAYS]. In the center of the medal is a relief depiction of a male in bust pose, depicted in profile facing the left edge of the medal with his chin slightly lifted. His shoulders are nude and he wears a laurel wreath on his head. A relief of a laurel garland, attached to rectangular mounts on either side of the man’s shoulders, runs along the bottom edge of the medal. Behind him is a twenty-five (25) ray sun motif. The reverse of the medal has relief text that reads [1937 / SPONSORED BY / THE CHICAGO DAILY NEWS / INTERNATIONAL AMIPTHEATER]. Below is engraved text that reads [40 YD / SPRINT / 2ND]. Along the bottom edge is a stamped maker’s mark for Balfour that reads [STERLING / BALFOUR].
Topic
African American
Athletes
Track and field
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.63.105.1.32
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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