JEWISH-AMERICAN HALL OF FAME PLAQUES
The E-Sylum (1/16/2017)
Regarding last week's article about reader Mel Wacks and his work with the Jewish Hall of Fame medals, Mel Wacks writes:
I was surprised to see the Jewish Journal article in The E-Sylum. I just want to point out that while I do have a complete collection of Jewish-American Hall of Fame medals in a custom display cabinet on my wall, there is an actual Jewish-American Hall of Fame exhibit of plaques at the Virginia Holocaust Museum in Richmond. A sample of the plaques is attached. There are almost 50 plaques on view, almost all mounted galvanos made by Greco Industries, the company established by Hugo Greco (formerly of Medallic Art Co.) and his sons.
Plaques for Karpeles, Berg, Rosenthal, Salomomon and Strauss
Plaques for Touro, Seixas, Zacuto and Asser Levy
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
MEL WACKS AND THE JEWISH HALL OF FAME MEDALS (www.coinbooks.org/v20/esylum_v20n02a19.html)