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Medal: Merrit, Haviland, Smith

Object Number: 
Z.3401
Date: 
1926
Medium: 
Bronze
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing clothed male bust facing left. Reverse bears inscription at center: "ENGINEER.FOR/40.YEARS.OF.THE/WATER./SUPPLY.OF/THE.CITY.OF. NEW.YORK/1862 1926 [on decorative vignette with shell flanked by scrolls]/COLONEL.OF./ARTILLERY.IN/THE.GREAT.WAR"; surrounding legend: "MERRIT.HAVILAND.SMITH."
Gallery Label: 
Merritt Haviland Smith (1862-1926) served as Chief Engineer for the Bureau of Water Supply of New York City for 40 years. This medal appears to be a copy of the bronze plaque erected in his memory at Kensico Dam shortly after his death.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group