The Niagara Medal
Mint: Paris, France
Baxter 213; Smart 27
Medium or Technique
Jan and Warren Adelson Gallery (Gallery 221)
Adopted as the seal of the Niagara Falls Power Company and the Cataract Construction Company.
Obv: The central design is an Indian standing paddling in a birch canoe in rapids. He is nearly nude and wears a headress of feathers, and carries his bow of quivers behind him. The letters N I - A G A R A are in relief on left. The border is first a string of beads, then a succession of dolphin, between arrowheads, then a row of small shells. Not exactly circular.
Uniface medal, engraved on the reverse: · THE · NIAGARA · MEDAL · / / FREDERICK MAC MONNIES / SCULPTOR. / PAULIN TASSET / ENGRAVER.
Probably to the MFA when issued. Gift of Edward Dean Adams (1846-1931), president of the Niagara Falls Hydraulic Power and Manufacturing Company. (Accession Date: September 18, 1901)
Gift of Edward D. Adams