Ann Arbor High School Centennial Medal

1956
Designed by Avard Fairbanks (American, 1897–1987), Designed and engraved by Ralph J. Menconi (American, 1915–1972), Struck by Medallic Art Company (1900–1990)


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 64 mm, 126.6 gm (2 1/2 in., 4.47 oz.)

Accession Number

2005.1160

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Medals

Obv: A wagon with an ox team being pulled along a rocky bluff inscribed: THE / PIONEERS / with an ox skull at the base and signed © 19[??] / AVARD FAIRBANKS.
Rev: ANN ARBOR HIGH SCHOOL / 1856 - 100 YEARS OF PROGRESS - 1956 around a moden and a historic view of the school, signed RJM at right, the whole surrounded by a plain raised rim.
Edge: plain.

Provenance

Sold Collectors Auctions Limited, Danbury, CT, September 7, 1990, Sale 35, lot 109, to Cornelius C. Vermeule, III; to MFA, 2005.

Credit Line

Gift of Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.