Captains Creighton, Low, and Stouffer Life Saving Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.194
Date: 
1861
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 74.8mm (2 15/16 in.)
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing shield with the arms of the City of Philadelphia flanked by two female allegorical figures; reverse legend: "TESTIMONIAL/TO/CAPTAINS/CRIGHTON (sic), LOW AND STOUFFER./OF THE SHIPS/THREE BELLS, KILBY, AND ANTARCTIC./FROM THE CORPORATION/OF THE/CITY OF PHILADELPHIA./FOR THEIR GALLANTRY IN RESCUING/THE PASSENGERS FROM THE WRECK OF/THE STEAMER/SAN FRANCISCO/JANUARY 1854."
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group