Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association Silver Medal Awarded to Peter Glass, 1850

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Description
This medal was awarded by the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society in 1868 to Wisconsin cabinetmaker, Peter Glass, for his “evincing remarkable skill” seen in his “Mosaic Centre Table” exhibition, composed of 96,000 distinct pieces of colored wood. As a farmer in Wisconsin, German immigrant, Peter Glass, applied his native training as a marquetry craftsman to make award-winning furniture in his spare time.
Date made
1850
associated date
1850
associated person
Glass, Peter
Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association
maker
Mitchell, Francis Nalder
place made
United States: New York
Physical Description
metal, white (overall material)
Measurements
overall: .3 cm x 5.3 cm; x 1/8 in x 2 1/16 in
overall: 1/8 in x 2 in; .3175 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
DL.281476.0023
catalog number
281476.0023
accession number
281476
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Frank (Catherine) Vidano
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Exhibition
Many Voices, One Nation
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History