Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.317
Date: 
1909
Medium: 
Aluminum
Dimensions: 
height and width: 38.6 x 26.7mm (1 1/2 x 1 1/16 in.)
Marks: 
Obverse and reverse top left: "COPYRIGHTED 1909"; top right: "ROINE & WEIL"
Description: 
Aluminum struck oblong medal with obverse showing right-facing bust-length portrait of Hudson inside circle above ship flanked by sea creatures; legend: "TERCENTENNIAL/ HENDRIK/ HVDSON/MCMIX/ DISCOVERY. OF. THE. HVDSON. RIVER. MDCIX. Reverse shows left front-facing bust-length portrait of Fulton inside cirlce above ship in water; legend: CENTENNIAL/ ROBERT/FVLTON/ CELEBRATION/ FVLTON'S CLERMONT/ THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL STEAMBOAT". Rectangular slot fused at top.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group