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Title Ribbon badge with medallion: General Committee, Holland Vehicular Tunnel Celebration 1927.
Object Name Medal, Commemorative
Catalog Number 2011.019.0002
Collection Holland Tunnel Collection
Credit Gift of Robert Foster.
Description Ribbon badge with medallion: General Committee, Holland Vehicular Tunnel Celebration 1927. Bronze medallion, 1-1/2" diameter; dark blue ribbon with gilt lettering; pin-back gold finished metal frame with acetate window; printed paper insert "General Committee." Overall length 4". Reverse of medal has maker's mark in relief: Whitehead & Hoag Co., Newark, N.J.

Medal depicts the earliest seal of The Port of New York Authority (which was a bi-state agency founded in 1921 and formally renamed The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in 1972.)

The ceremonial opening of the Holland Tunnel was on November 12, 1927. The ceremony was held in New York at the tunnel entrance plaza. It first opened to general traffic at midnight of November 13, 1927.

While the event was indirectly related to Hoboken, the tunnel was a significant change to the community in its effect on rail commuting and businesses. It has not been established who owned this badge; it may have belonged to Joseph Giangardella of Hoboken.

Date 1927
Year Range from 1927.0
Year Range to 1927.0
Search Terms Holland Tunnel
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Port of New York Authority
Caption full view
Imagefile 084\20110190002.TIF
Classification Ceremonies
Transportation
Tunnels
Engineering