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B and O Railroad Centennial Celebration Medal

1927 Hans Schuler Born: Morange, Germany 1874 Died: Baltimore, Maryland 1951 Medallic Art Company (Founder) bronze 2 1/2 in. (6.3 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad 1927.5.1 Not currently on view


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The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, the first railway designed for commercial transport, was established in 1827 and construction began on the Fourth of July, 1828. Wires along the B & O route eventually carried Samuel F. B. Morse’s first telegraph message, “What Hath God Wrought?” from the Supreme Court room in the U.S. Capitol to the depot in Mt. Clare, Maryland. The reverse of Hans Schuler’s medal shows Peter Cooper’s famous “Tom Thumb” engine used in the B & O’s early years.

Keywords

Allegory - arts and sciences - transportation

Allegory - quality - fortitude

Architecture - vehicle - train

Figure male - full length

Figure male - nude

sculpture - medal

metal - bronze

cast

relief

About Hans Schuler

Born: Morange, Germany 1874 Died: Baltimore, Maryland 1951

About Medallic Art Company