Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.123
Date: 
1892-1893
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
diameter: 35.5mm (1 3/8 in.)
Description: 
Brass 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 building with tower at top left, legend: "CASINO AND MUSIC HALL"; ship at top right, legend: "IMITATION BATTLESHIP"; building at center, legend in exergue. "MANUFACTURES AND LIBERAL/ ARTS/ 78 X 1637 Feet 31 ACRES/ COST $1,500,000."
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group