Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.371
Date: 
1908
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
height and width: 84.6 x 32mm (3 5/16 x 1 1/4 in.)
Marks: 
Reverse all three tiers: "STERLING"
Inscriptions: 
Reverse of bottom tier: "East River/ New York City/ Aug 14 1908"
Description: 
Silver three tier pin-back uniface medal connected by chains; top tier has engraved eagle; below is engraved "PRESENTED TO" and "DAVID D. WALSH"; below in low relief are men being pulled from sea; engraved below "FOR SAVING FROM DROWNING"; middle tier in high relief shows rowboat with three sitting and one prone figure; bottom tier is life preserver enclosing United States Seal backed by anchor and crossed oars; at top of anchor: "U.S. VOL. L. S. C.."; around lifesaver: "U.S./ VOLUNTEER LIFE SAVING CORPS".
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group