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Philadelphia Centennial Exposition Souvenir Medal

Object Name: Medal
Date: 1876
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Medium: Wood; paper
Dimensions: Overall (diameter): 2 7/16 in. (6.2 cm)
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Wooden carved medal with obverse showing nude male bust facing right with legend: "GEN'L JOSEPH R. HAWLEY/PRESIDENT U S. INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION." Reverse bears inscription: "GREAT/INTERNATIONAL/EXHIBITION/FAIRMOUNT PARK/PHILADELPHIA/4th OF JULY"; legend: "THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE/1876."
Credit Line: Gift of Albert T. Gardner, 1964.
Object Number: INV.3697a
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Marks: Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation: "PAT. JUNE 1 1875"