Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.352
Date: 
1889
Medium: 
Bronze, ribbon
Dimensions: 
Diameter: 1 3/8 x 3 1/4 in. (3.5 x 8.3 cm)
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing left-facing profile of Washington; legend: "WASHINGTON . INAUGURATION. CENTENNIAL. 1889." Reverse engraved at top: "PAY'M'R W. LEE DARLING, U.S.N."; legend: "A SOUVENIR/ OF THE/ CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION/ AS GUARD OF HONOR/ TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE/ UNITED STATES/ BY THE UNIFORMED BATTALION/ OF THE VETERANS OF THE/ SEVENTH REGIMENT N.G.S.N.Y/ NEW YORK/ APRIL 20TH 1889.". Loop fused at top; medal hangs from red and orange striped grosgrain ribbon from pinback with 7th Regiment insignia flanked by "1789 1889".
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group