Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.116
Date: 
1892-1893
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
diameter: 35.5mm (1 3/8 in.)
Description: 
Silver struck medal with obverse showing left facing bare headed bust-length profile of Columbus seen from back; legend: "THE WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION/ CHICAGO 1893." Reverse shows buildings at top and bottom labeled under rule: "THE FORESTRY BUILDING/ 203 X 525 FEET COST $ 100000" and "THE TRANSPORTATION BUILDING/ 250 X 960 FEET/ COST $370,000."
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group