Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.295
Date: 
ca. 1909
Medium: 
Copper
Dimensions: 
diameter: 32.3mm (1 1/4 in.)
Marks: 
Reverse center: "THE WHITEFIELD & HOAG CO./ NEWARK, N.J."
Description: 
Copper struck uniface medal showing North and South America on globe; legend: "AROUND THE WORLD/ 1907 U.S.N. 1909/ 45,000 MILES". Two loops fused at top connect to chain and ladder of individual rectangular pieces, each with inscription (from top): "TRINIDAD/ BRAZIL/ CHILE/ PERU/ MEXICO/ UNITED STATES/ HAWAIIAN ISLANDS/ NEW ZEALAND/ AUSTRALIA/ PHILIPPINE ISLANDS/ JAPAN/ INDIA/ EGYPT/ FRANCE/ GIBRALTAR/ HOME SWEET HOME". Blank cartouche at top of ladder hangs by chain from fob fastener.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group