Hall of Fame Medal
Anton Scharff (Austrian, 1845–1903)
Object Place: United States
Diameter: .072; .004TH.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Vermeule: “Obv: Bust of George Washington, facing slightly left / GEORGE WASHINGTON. BORN 1732. DIED 1799. / signed A. SCHARFF. Rev: View of the Hall of Fame, inscribed above HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT AMERICANS. ERECTED IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK IN 1900 / below on a tablet NEW YORK UNIVERSITY. CHARTERED MDCCCXXXI. UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS. PURCHASED MDCCCXCI. UNIVERSITY COLLEGE REMOVED MDCCCXCIV. THIS HALL OF FAME WAS COMPLETED MCM IN HONOR OF GREAT AMERI - CANS.
Stuck to commemorate the opening of the Hall of Fame, 1900. OBV: Bust of Washington turned towards right slighty. Inscription- “George Washington Born 1732. Died 1799. A Scharff”. REV: The Hall of Fame. Inscribed above- “Hall of Fame for Great Americans. Erected in the City of New York in 1900”. Below in a tablet- “New York University. Chartered MDCCCXXXI. University Heights. Purchased MDCCCXCI. University College removed MDCCCXCIV. This Hall of Fame was completed MCM in honor of Great Americans.”
Gift of Mauritius David, N.Y.