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Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.

1933

  • Work on this object began.

2015

2017

Commemorating the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of General Motors, 1908-1933 Medal, 1933

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.

It is credited Promised gift of George R. Kravis II.

Our curators have highlighted 5 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Medal
  • iron.
  • Museum purchase through gift of Henry Frederick William Rave.
  • 1955-128-2

Its dimensions are

Diam.: 7.6 cm (3 in.)

It has the following markings

marks: “norman bel geddes ©1933,” obverse, molded into design; “medallic art co.n.y,” on edge

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