Medal Commemorating the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of General Motors, 1908-1933 Medal
This is a Medal. It was designed by Norman Bel Geddes and modeled by René Paul Chambellan and manufactured by Medallic Art Company. It is dated 1933. Its medium is silver-plated brass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
At the 1933 Chicago world’s fair, General Motors championed the automotive industry’s strength and advancement by setting up an actual assembly line in GM’s Hall of Progress pavilion. Designed by Norman Bel Geddes, this medal commemorating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the company was available at the fair.
This object was
George R. Kravis II.
It is credited
Gift of George R. Kravis II.
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Its dimensions are
H x diam.: ? x 7.6 cm (3 in.)
It has the following markings
On obverse, molded into design: norman bel geddes ©1933,” obverse, molded into design On edge: medallic art co.n.y.
Cite this object as
Medal Commemorating the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of General Motors, 1908-1933 Medal; Designed by Norman Bel Geddes (American, 1893–1958); Modeled by René Paul Chambellan (American, 1893–1955); Manufactured by Medallic Art Company; silver-plated brass; H x diam.: ? x 7.6 cm (3 in.); Gift of George R. Kravis II; 2018-22-27
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.