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Louisiana Purchase Exposition Bronze Medal
Date: 1904
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Medium: Bronze; cardboard, paper, silk
Dimensions: Container: 3 1/8 × 3 1/8 × 5/8 in. (7.9 × 7.9 × 1.6 cm) Overall (Medal): 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm)
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Bronze struck medal with obverse depicting allegorical female figure of Liberty in Phrygian cap draping herself and a young semi-nude female representing France in American flag; legend: ".VNIVERSAL.EXPOSITION.SAINT.LOVIS.VNITED.STATES.OF.AMERICA."; date in exergue: ".MCMIV." Reverse depicts a raised tablet at center decorated with shell and inscribed: ".BRONZE.MEDAL./.LOVISIANA.PVRCHASE./.EXPOSITION.", surmounted by American eagle and flanked by two dolphins beneath. Medal inset into square fitted red cardboard case with red silk velvet interior.
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. William Sergeant Kendall
Object Number: 1956.211a
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Marks: Inscription: obverse, at lower right of field: "A.A.WEINMAN/FECT." Inscription: case cover, imprinted in gold: "UNIVERSAL EXPOSITION/1904/SAINT LOUIS."