Centennial Key Charm, sterling silver - Museum Shop Collection
New York Public Library
The original gilded "key within a key" was designed by Victor David Brenner and executed by the prestigious jewelry firm of Black, Starr and Frost. At the formal dedication of the Library on May 23, 1911, the architect Thomas Hastings presented the key to New York City's representatives. The key provided a symbolic and tangible "unlocking of the resources" of the Central Library.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building Centennial Key Jewelry Collection
Sterling Silver. Key height: 1 inch
Made in the U.S.A.