Bronze (gold plate worn, visible in crevices)
32 mm (1-1/4”), 24 grams
HISTORY: The 1901 Pan American Exposition was held in Buffalo, NY. Before he could give his opening speech, President William McKinley (1897–1901) was assassinated. This “Gold Medal” was offered to the Vermont Farm Machine Co., exhibitors at the Exposition and manufacturers of the most popular cream separator in the country. The advertising novelty medal was produced by The Whitehead & Hoag Co., Newark, NJ.
OBVERSE: Nude female holding eagle aloft, standing in front of bull buffalo. The Whitehead & Hoag Co. inscription can be seen along the bottom.
REVERSE: Man holding torch, sitting on flying angel, Exposition building below.