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Centennial of Washington's Inauguration "Black, Starr & Frost" Medal
Date: 1889
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Medium: Aluminum; cardboard, paper
Dimensions: Overall: 2 in. (5.1 cm)
Place made: North America, United States, Philadelphia
Description: Aluminum struck medal with obverse showing Sub-Treasury building with Washington statue in front and dates below: "1789 - 1889"; legend around border: "THE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF WASHINGTON'S INAUGURATION." Reverse shows two American flags with standards at center surrounded by open laurel and oak wreath; legend: "COMPLIMENTS/NEW YORK"; inscription: "BLACK, STARR & FROST." Ring attached at center top. Top, bottom, and three sides of blue sqaure cardboard box.
Object Number: 1036b
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Marks: Inscription: obverse, at lower left of field: "P.L. KRIDER CO. PHILA." Inscription: top of box lid, center, imprinted in black: "JEWELERS/New York/BLACK/STARR & FROST/successors to/BALL, BLACK & CO."