Light's Golden Jubilee Medallion, 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

Medallion (Medal)

Date Made

1929

Subject Date

1929

Creators

Kilenyi, Julio, 1886-1959 

Whitehead & Hoag Co. 

Place of Creation

United States, New Jersey, Newark 

Creator Notes

Designed by Julio Kilenyi and made by Whitehead & Hoag Co.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2003.0.27.88

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Metal

Color

Gold (Color)

Dimensions

Diameter: 1.25 in

Inscriptions

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

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