Monday, February 2, 2009

"The Wealth of a Nation is in the Strength of its People"

That's what is engraved in a gentle arch of type on the large steel engraving plate. This is one of those antique hand-cut plates that we were going through a little while ago. I'd sure like to know its origin.

Underneath the type is a lighted torch flanked by scrollwork. And over the arch are nine engraved images of athletes in their sport: basketball, weightlifting, figure skating, tennis, rowing, football, baseball, diving and running.

Any ideas?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My guess: ornament for a collegiate athletics document. Perhaps a super-title for a certificate of some sort.