Hudson-Fulton Celebration Commemorative Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.314
Date: 
1909
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 50.8mm (2 in.)
Marks: 
Obverse right of bust: "BKB 1909"; on edge: "WHITEHEAD-HOAG".
Description: 
Gilt bronze struck medal with obverse showing accolated busts of Henry Hudson and Robert Fulton facing left with vertical legend: "HUDSON/FULTON." Reverse depicts enthroned allegorical female figure with eagle above and inscription above ("OCT 1609") and below seat: "NEWBURGH", surrounded by seascape with sailing ships and steamboats.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group