In 1859, W.H. Slingerland received this medal for raising and showing a “Bull Calf” named Morgan. Awarded by the New York State Agricultural Society, this medal shows Ceres, the Roman Goddess of Agriculture, on one side, and the winner’s name and accomplishment engraved on the other.
Not all awards were in the form of ribbons and medals. This set of tea spoons was won by Amy Dunham in 1817, at the first Otsego County Fair. She was awarded the set of spoons for a “double damask tablecloth,” which she had woven. Made of silver, the spoon handles are engraved with her initials, A.D.