Medal

Object Number: 
2008.42.379
Date: 
1876
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 51.6mm (2 1/16 in.)
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing building in background with high relief landscaping in foreground; legend: "CENTENNIAL INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION/ ART GALLERY"; in exerg.: "FAIRMOUNT PARK/ PHILADELPHIA/ 1876". Reverse shows eagle above with flags and arrows, building below with boats an water in foreground; legend in exerg.: "MAIN BUILDING/ INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION/ FAIRMOUNT PARK/ PHILADELPHIA/ 1876/GROUND FLOOR 872.320 SQ. FT. 20.02 ACS. LENGTH 1,880 FT/ UPPER FLOORS 63.688 SQ. FT. 1.45 ACRES. WIDTH 464 FT."
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group