Union High School Most Valuable Player medal awarded to Eulace Peacock

Manufactured by
Unidentified
Issued by
Union High School, American
Received by
Peacock, Eulace, American, 1914 - 1996
Medium
bronze
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 1 1/4 × 1 × 1/4 in. (3.2 × 2.6 × 0.7 cm)
H x W x D (medal): 1 1/8 × 1 × 1/16 in. (2.8 × 2.6 × 0.2 cm)
Type
medals
Place used
Union, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
Date
1932
Description
Union High School Most Valuable Player medal awarded to Eulace Peacock in 1932. The medal is clover shaped, bronze colored, and has a round bezel attached to a jump ring. In the center of the obverse of the medal is a relief depiction of a male football player in full length and facing the viewer. The football player is depicted mid-run with his proper right arm extended at his side and a football tucked under his proper left arm. He is wearing a football uniform and helmet with ear guards and a chin strap. In the background is a goal post and a grassy field. A relief banner above the football player’s head is inscribed with the text [U.H.S.]. On the reverse of the medal, engraved in the center, is text that reads [E. PEACOCK / L.H.B. / CHOSEN / MOST VAUABLE PLAYER / TO HIS TEAM / 1932 / CLASS B CHAMPS]. Along the bottom edge is a stamped maker’s mark that reads, [BRONZE / W [o inside a larger O]].
Topic
African American
Athletes
Children
Education
Football
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
A2014.63.105.1.93
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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