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Jenny Lind Commemorative medal

Object Name: Medal
Date: 1850
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Medium: Bronze
Dimensions: Overall (diam.): 1 9/16 in. (3.9 cm)
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Bronze struck medal with obverse showing female head facing left with legend: "JENNY LIND" and date at right of image: "1850." Reverse bears inscription within line border: "SUCH A SACRED / AND / HOME FELT DELIGHT / SUCH SOBER CERTAINTY / OF WAKING BLISS / I NEVER HEARD / TILL NOW. / milton."
Object Number: 1943.160
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Jenny Lind (1820-1887), a renown Swedish opera singer known throughout Europe as "The Swedish Nightingale," was invited by P. T. Barnum to tour America in 1850. Her yearlong tour turned out to be a great success with American public, both common and distinguished alike.


"Jenny Lind: The Swedish Nightingale in America," New-York Historical Society, August 29-October 29, 2000.