Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.294
Date: 
1907
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
height and width: 60.8 x 80.2mm (2 3/8 x 3 3/16 in.)
Description: 
Bronze struck plaquette with obverse showing draped woman at left with arm raised, child to her left, open sea to right with battleships; legend next to column with eagle above shield at bottom: "HAMPTON ROADS DEC 16 1907 / DEPARTURE OF UNITED STATES ATLANTIC / FLEET ON CRUISE AROUND THE WORLD" Reverse shows left-facing profile of Roosevelt with anchor in wreath motif at left; legend: "THEODORE ROOSEVELT / PRESIDENT / OF THE / UNITED / STATES".
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group