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New-York Historical Society commemorative medal
Date: 1857
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Medium: Bronze; cardboard, textile
Dimensions: Overall (medal): 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm) Container (box): 3 3/4 × 3 3/4 in. (9.5 × 9.5 cm)
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Bronze struck medal commemorating the opening of the New-York Historical Society's new building at Second Avenue and 11th Street; obverse with bust portrait of founder John Pintard facing right, with legend "JOHN PINTARD"; reverse with image of N-YHS building and legend "NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY / FOUNDED 1804. / INCORPORATED 1809. ERECTED 1857." Black cardboard fitted box, not original.
Credit Line: Gift of Frederick W. L. Dressel, 1962
Object Number: INV.4371
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Marks: marked: on obverse near lower edge: "A.W. JONES DEL F.B. SMITH & HARTMAN N.Y. FECIT" marked: on reverse beneath truncation of building: "F.B.S. & H. N.Y." printed: on inside cover of box: "Medallic Art Co. / New York"