Official Century Of Progress Medal. It was offered in three sizes – 2 3/4, 2 1/4, 1 1/2 inches
The Official World’s Fair Medal is a bronze piece, suitable for keeping as a treasured souvenir, that beautifully expresses the spirit and purpose of A Century of Progress. Its modeling is the work of Emil Robert Zettler, head of the industrial arts section of the Art Institute of Chicago. The first medal struck off was for presentation to President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
On the face of the medal is a strong, swift figure, symbol of energy and action, which represents the intellectual arch between man’s resources and man’s work. One foot of the figure stands on the pillar of 1833, one on 1933. The words, “Research” and “Industry” give the keynote of the Fair theme. The reverse side of the medal carries a plan of the World’s Fair grounds. The medal is in three sizes, 2-3/4 inches wide, 2-1/4 inches wide and 1-1/2 inches wide, and will be for sale on the grounds.