Wyeth Company 100th Anniversary Medal1959

This medal's obverse bears hand holding paper over map of U.S. heartland with state abbreviations. At top, SERVING / THE HEART OF THE / WEST; on paper, IDAHO / UTAH / N. MEX / Wyeth / WHOLSALE / REDISTRIBUTORS; at bottom, SINCE / 1859

The reverse bears Wyeth shield with two stars and arrow, whole medal surrounded by laurel wreath. Inside wreath, WYETH COMPANY · / ST. JOSEPH. MO.; on shield, 1859 / WYETH / 1959; in center field, Our / 100TH / Anniversary

The Wyeth Hardware and Manufacturing Company was founded in 1859 by William Maxwell Wyeth (1832-1901). Under the leadership of his son, Huston Wyeth, the company grew and branched out into ice and cold storage. The Wyeths were certainly an industrious bunch: William Maxwell's brothers, John and Frank, founded the Wyeth Pharmaceutical Company, which was purchased by Pfizer in 2009.

The circular medal measures 69.8mm in diameter and was struck in bronze by the Medallic Art Company of New York.

References: MACo 1959-059