1919 gold medal Pittsburgh Press 100yds gunwale race (Dieges & Clust)

$57.00 USD

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Beautiful gold-filled medal with image of front of competitors in aquatic events (swimming, rowing, paddling, etc.). Added color with an enamel American flag embellishment.

Made by the well known Dieges & Clust company. Stamped as ‘Gold Filled’ on back. Comes with original box: 'DIEGES & CLUST 703 Oliver Bldg. Pittsburgh PA.'

On front:

Lake Elizabeth June 14, 1919
           Aquatic Carnival


On back:

     100 YDS
Gunwale Race

Cover of box is damaged, with corners torn along seams. Bottom of box has two corners torn along seams. Top still attached to bottom

Medal: 1 ⅝” x 1 ½”

Box: 3 ½” x 2 ¼”


Dieges & Clust were jewellers established in New York in 1898 by Col. Charles J. Dieges (b. Oct. 26, 1865-d. Sept. 14, 1953) and Prosper Clust.

They produced many medals, including the Spanish–American War Medal, the 1904 Olympic Medal, the Eagle Scout medal (from 1916–1920), the Medal of Honour, and the Titanic-Carpathia Medals (at the request of "The Unsinkable" Mrs. Molly Brown). They made baseball's first Most Valuable Player Awards and many Baseball Press Pins as well as Lou Gehrig's farewell plaque. They also cast the Heisman Trophy (in New York and later Providence, Rhode Island) from its inception in 1935 through late 1979 when the company was sold to Herff Jones (a division of Carnation) on January 1, 1980.