100867 | FRANCE. Journalism bronze Medal.
100867 | FRANCE. Journalism bronze Medal. Issued circa 1940 (engraved 1948). Presented to Alfred Michelin by the Paris Press Syndicat (58mm, 107.76 g, 12h). By R. Cochet in Paris.
Personification of Journalism seated left, head facing, holding up reflecting mirror, cradling large quill, and resting elbow upon globe; newspaper scrolls around; emanating from the rays of the mirror are various subjects of reporting; JOVRNALISME in exergue / Printing press; below, circular medallion inscribed "ALFRED MICHELIN" and surrounded by laurel branches. Edge: «cornucopia» BRONZE and engraved "HOMMAGE DU SYNDICAT DE LA PRESSE PARISIENNE – 1948".
Maier –. Gem Mint State. Charming yellow-bronze surfaces. A rare and exceptionally pleasing Art Deco type.
Here, journalism is presented allegorically, reflecting light upon any number of subjects and presenting facts to a populace. This can be summed up rather succinctly in the Washington Post's slogan, "democracy dies in darkness."
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