Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.54
Date: 
1893
Medium: 
Tin, paper
Dimensions: 
diameter: 55.4mm (2 3/16 in.)
Description: 
Tin molded two-part medal with obverse showing front-facing hatted bust-length portrait of Columbus with dates left "1492" and right "1892"; legend: "COLUMBIAN SOUVENIR MEDAL/ CHICAGO WORLD's FAIR 1893." Reverse shows steam battleship at sea; legend: "IN GOD WE TRUST/ U. S. MAN OF WAR." Parts contain accordion-folded 14-section color printed paper images of individual buildings at the Exposition.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group