University of Pennsylvania Relay Carnival medal awarded to Eulace Peacock

Designed by
McKenzie, Robert Tait, Canadian, 1867 - 1938
Manufactured by
Medallic Art Company, Ltd., American, founded 1903
Issued by
University of Pennsylvania, American, founded 1740
Received by
Peacock, Eulace, American, 1914 - 1996
Subject of
Franklin, Benjamin, American, 1706 - 1790
Medium
sterling silver on metal with silk (textile) , dye and thread
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 2 7/8 × 1 1/2 × 1/4 in. (7.2 × 3.8 × 0.7 cm)
H x W x D (pin): 1/4 × 1 3/8 × 1/4 in. (0.7 × 3.5 × 0.7 cm)
H x W x D (ribbon): 1 1/4 × 1 1/4 × 3/16 in. (3.2 × 3.2 × 0.5 cm)
H x W x D (medal): 1 5/8 × 1 1/2 × 3/16 in. (4.2 × 3.8 × 0.5 cm)
Type
pins (fasteners)
medals
Place made
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place used
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date
1931
Description
University of Pennsylvania Relay Carnival silver medal for the Broad Jump event awarded to Eulace Peacock in 1931. The medal consists of a silver toned bar pin holding a red and blue striped ribbon. The pin has a “C” clasp closure on the back and a bar that holds the ribbon. The ribbon is looped over the bar and stitched into place with thread. Attached to the bottom of the ribbon is a round, silver colored medal held in place with a jump ring threaded through the bezel at the top of the medal. On the obverse of the medal is a relief depiction Benjamin Franklin in profile, seated in his library chair on a dais, facing a line of four (4) nude, male runners. Franklin is wearing an 18th century frock coat and cravat. He is depicted in profile shaking the first runner’s hand with his proper right hand and holding a laurel branch in his proper left hand. The runners are all depicted in profile facing Franklin. The runner at the front of the line is depicted with his proper left foot resting on the dais and his proper left hand resting on his thigh. The runner’s proper right hand is extended and shaking Benjamin Franklin’s hand. The second runner is leaning against the first runner’s back and has his proper left hand resting on the shoulder of the first runner. The third runner is depicted with his arms crossed over his chest and his proper left foot held slightly forward. The fourth runner is depicted with his proper left foot held slightly forward. He is holding a baton in his proper right hand behind his back. Relief text at the top of the medal reads [RELAY CARNIVAL / FOUNDED 1895]. Relief text at the bottom of the medal reads [UNIVERSITY / OF PENNSYLVANIA]. On the reverse of the medal, at the top center, is engraved text that reads, [Broad Jump / 1931]. Along the bottom edge is a stamped maker’s mark that reads, [MEDALLIO / ART CO. / NEW YORK / SILVER].
Topic
African American
Athletes
Children
Education
Track and field
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
A2014.63.105.1.110
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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