Date of Work
C MSC 068-0591
In the 1930s, the Ceramics Department at the University of North Dakota was enduring financial hardships brought on during the Great Depression. In an effort to raise funds for continuation of the program, several special commission projects were taken on. Among them, was a series of commemorative medallions that organizations or schools could have produced by the Ceramics Dept. Many organizations placed orders—including the Young GOP, represented by the elephant, and the Non-Partisan League, represented by the goat. Serving as the league’s mascot it was known as, “The Goat that Can’t be Got”.
Included in Fables, Insults, and Reverence: The Animals of UND Art Collections Exhibition at the UND Art Collections Gallery in the Empire Arts Center
yellow (color); orange (color); medallions (medals); ceramics (objects); medals; rope
Young GOP on front. 1500 Yellow handpainted on back.
very minor crack in front
Stored: UND Pottery Collection Box 19
UND Art Collections Repository
Unknown, Maker, "C MSC 068-0591 Young GOP Medallion" (2017). UND Pottery Collection. 184.
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Elephants; Elephants in art; Pottery; GOP