Light's Golden Jubilee Medal, 1929

Summary

Henry Ford hosted the Light's Golden Jubilee in October 1929 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the incandescent electric lamp and officially dedicate the Edison Institute of Technology (Ford's village and museum in Dearborn, Michigan) to his dear friend, Thomas Edison. This souvenir medal, designed by artist Julio Kilenyi, commemorates the gala and honors Edison and his revolutionary invention.

Henry Ford hosted the Light's Golden Jubilee in October 1929 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the incandescent electric lamp and officially dedicate the Edison Institute of Technology (Ford's village and museum in Dearborn, Michigan) to his dear friend, Thomas Edison. This souvenir medal, designed by artist Julio Kilenyi, commemorates the gala and honors Edison and his revolutionary invention.

Artifact

Medal

Date Made

1929

Subject Date

1929

Creators

Unknown

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2003.0.27.88

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Metal

Dimensions

Diameter: 1.25 in

Inscriptions

obverse: LIGHT'S GOLDEN JUBILEE / THOMAS A. EDISON reverse: DEDICATED TO BETTER VISION

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