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Newark Board of Education Invitation Track Meet medal awarded to Eulace Peacock

Manufactured by
Loren Murchison & Company, American
Issued by
Newark Public Schools Board of Education, American
Received by
Peacock, Eulace, American, 1914 - 1996
Medium
gold and metal with silk, dye and thread
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 2 13/16 × 1 7/16 × 1/4 in. (7.2 × 3.6 × 0.7 cm)
H x W x D (pin): 1/4 × 1 3/8 × 1/4 in. (0.6 × 3.5 × 0.6 cm)
H x W x D (ribbon): 1 5/16 × 1 7/16 × 1/4 in. (3.3 × 3.6 × 0.7 cm)
H x W x D (medal): 1 9/16 × 1 × 1/8 in. (4 × 2.6 × 0.3 cm)
Type
pins (fasteners)
medals
Place made
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
Place used
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1931
Description
Newark Board of Education Invitation Track Meet gold medal for the 100 Yard Dash event awarded to Eulace Peacock. The medal consists of a gold colored bar pin holding an orange and blue ribbon attached to a medal. The gold tone pin is rectangular shaped with a “C” clasp closure on the back. The ribbon is crimped to the front of the bar on each side. Attached to the bottom of the ribbon is a rectangular, gold colored medal held in place with two (2) jump rings. The obverse of the medal has a relief rectangular frame. Inside the frame is a relief depiction of an athlete depicted in a runner’s starting position on a track. He is crouched down with his hands on the ground in front of him, his proper left knee bent and placed between his elbows. His body faces the left edge of the medal. Above his head is a relief text that reads [NEWARK / BD. Of ED.]. Below the runner is additional relief text that reads [INVITATION / TRACK MEET]. On the reverse of the medal, at the top is engraved text that reads [100 YD. DASH]. Along the bottom edge is a stamped hallmark that reads [1/10 G.F.] and a stamped maker’s mark for Murchison [MURCHISON / NEWARK] inside an inverted trapezoid outline.
Topic
African American
Athletes
Education
Track and field
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.63.105.1.78
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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