1921 bronze medal West View Park Pittsburgh canoe race (Dieges & Clust)

$46.00 USD

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Beautiful medal with image of front of competitors in aquatic events (swimming, rowing, paddling, etc. and roman emperor(?). Added color with enamel American flag embellishments.

Made by the well known Dieges & Clust company. Comes with in company box box

On front:

UNITED LABOR LEAGUE
West View Park 
1921

 

On back:

TWENTY THIRD ANNUAL
UNITED LABOR LEAGUE of WESTERN PENN.
PITTSBURGH
CELEBRATION
CANOE TILTING
Dieges & Clust

 

Top cover of box has company logo.

Medal: 1 ⅝” x 1 ¼”

Box: 4 ½” x 2 ½

 

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.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dieges_%26_Clust