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Children's Year Medal

Object Number: 
1940.210
Date: 
1919
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 3 1/16 in. ( 7.7 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, at lower right of field: "BEACH" followed by trademark symbol Inscription: edge, lower center: "MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing standing nude figure of child with arms stretched, supported by eagle's wings and draped in American flag; legend above: "CHILDREN'S YEAR"; inscription at lower left of field: "APRIL.6.1918/APRIL.6.1919." Reverse contains inscription with sun rising at lower right: "CHILDREN'S BUREAU/UNITED STATES/DEPARTMENT OF LABOR/AND/WOMAN'S COMMITTEE/COUNCIL OF/NATIONAL/DEFENSE."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Josephine Baker
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group