It has seemed to me worth while to show from the history of civilization just what war has done and has not done for the welfare of mankind. In the eighteenth century it was assumed that the primitive state of mankind was one of Arcadian peace, joy, and contentment.
They were often given away or sold at a nominal charge. Their purpose is dual: Many display the typical North America lucky icons: The height of their manufacture seems to have been in the s, during the Great Depression. Souvenir Good Luck Coin, bronze gold-plated,31 mm.
Globe with three streaks spiraling off the surface official fair logo Legend: The sculptural relief on the obverse of this coin may have been engraved by the same artist who engraved the reverse of coin A1 and the obverse of coin A3.
The reverse is the official logo of the Century of Progress and was used on many items of manufacture sold at the fair. Souvenir Good Luck Coin, bronze, circa s, 28 mm.
Seven-pointed star with horseshoe in the center; a rabbit foot is suspended from the tip of each of the star's points Legend: Mission style arch with bell on top and well beneath; arch has inscription "Auto Court" Legend: Souvenir Good Luck Coin, nickel, circa s Obverse: Crossed double-headed axes in the "cruiser" pattern, for all you axe-collectors out there entwined by a two-person cross-cut saw Legend: A man in a coonskin cap and rough frontier clothes stands in front of a log cabin and some pine trees Legend: As my daughter Althaea said on hearing of this coin, "Hmm.
That brings a whole new form of iconography to the realm of luckiness. Souvenir Good Luck Coin, rhodium plated? A large downward-facing wishbone and a small downward-facing horseshoe side by side both are the same size with a large star above and three smaller stars below Legend: A downward-facing horseshoe with a wishbone wrapped around one of its legs Legend: A Viking man wearing a horned helmet and carrying a spear and round shield standing beside another person possibly a woman who is crouching beside a large boulder and carving runes into it with a hammer and chisel Legend: As to the meaning of the image on the front of the coin, all i can say is that the person who came up with this idea had a very poor grasp of history; if Icelandic or Danish Vikings did visit the locale of Alexandria, Minnesota, during the pre-Columbian period very much in doubtthey would have found the region well populated by Indians.
There is a subtle tinge of racism in this coin, with its implication that the history of America is the history of European colonization.
Due to their nature as advertising pieces, these coins are less likely than other good luck coins to display the typical North America lucky icons -- except for the elephantwhich does double duty as a good luck symbol and as the mascot of the Republican Party.
Political Advertising Good Luck Coin, bronze gold-plated, circa s, 25 mm.When I think American Airlines, the first thing that pops into my head is a nice, shiny, stainless steel fuselage with red, white, and blue pinstripes across the side with AA on the back, and the sunset reflecting off of the shine of the plane.
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INTRODUCTION. In , when the author of the essays here assembled was elected professor of political and social science in Yale College, he was, to use his own words, “a young and untried man.” He was selected for his position, not as a specialist, but because he was what he was. Someone in those days must have been an excellent judge of men.
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