Cadillac Automobile Emblem, circa 1930

Summary

The Cadillac emblem is derived from the self-stylized coat-of-arms of Antoine de La Mothe, Sieur de Cadillac, the founder of Detroit. The Cadillac Automobile Company used this logo since 1902. The wreath-encircled crown and crest logo has undergone some changes in recent years. By 2000, the crown disappeared and certain elements of the crest were eliminated or simplified.

The Cadillac emblem is derived from the self-stylized coat-of-arms of Antoine de La Mothe, Sieur de Cadillac, the founder of Detroit. The Cadillac Automobile Company used this logo since 1902. The wreath-encircled crown and crest logo has undergone some changes in recent years. By 2000, the crown disappeared and certain elements of the crest were eliminated or simplified.

Artifact

Radiator emblem

Date Made

circa 1930

Creators

General Motors Corporation. Cadillac Motor Car Division 

D. L. Auld Company 

Place of Creation

United States, Ohio, Columbus 

Creator Notes

Made by D. L. Auld Company in Columbus, Ohio for Cadillac Motor Car Division, Detroit, Michigan.

Driving America
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driving America

Object ID

86.129.144

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Zinc alloy
Enamel (Fused coating)

Technique

Cloisonne

Color

Gold (Color)
Silver (Color)
Black (Color)
Red

Dimensions

Diameter: 2.125 in

Depth: 0.375 in

Inscriptions

verso: THE D. L. AULD CO. / COL. O

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