George F. Lyman, of the Mermod, Jaccard & King Jewelry Co., won the prize of $500 offered by the St. Louis Star,, for the best design for the Star’s St. Louis cup, to be awarded on Christmas day to the St. Louisan who has rendered the greatest service to the city during the current year, as determined by a popular vote. B. A. Rainwater, of the Hess & Culbertson Jewelry Co., gave Mr. Lyman such a close race that the committee of three deliberated an hour before deciding between the two. The committee, composed of Mayor F. H. Kreismann, Edward L. Preetorius, president of the St. Louis Times, and Julian Zolnay, sculptor and artist, did not know the identity of the competing designers until after the award had been made. Mr. Lyman conceived and executed his cup along the lines of the city’s modern development. Mr. Rainwater treated the subject from a historical and an allegorical standpoint. The cup is to be made of solid sterling silver, finished in gold, and is to cost $1,000.
Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 27th October 1909