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Pan-American Exposition Award Medal

Object Number: 
1956.214
Date: 
1901
Medium: 
Bronze; cardboard, cloth, silk
Dimensions: 
case: 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 3/4 in. ( 8.3 x 8.3 x 1.9 cm ) diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.4 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, at left of field: "ERMON MAC NEIL" Inscription: reverse, in exergue, at lower center: "HERMON MAC NEIL SC." Inscription: edge, lower center: "GORHAM CO. BRONZE" Inscription: case cover, imprinted in gold: "PAN AMERICAN EXPOSITION
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing North American and South American Indian smoking a peace pipe; inscription above: "BVFFALO/V.S.A. MCMI." Reverse depicts nude female allegorical figure of Liberty with buffalo; legend above: "PAN-AMERICAN EXPOSITION"; tablet with award inscription in exergue: "SERGEANT KENDALL." Medal is inset into square green cloth-covered presentation case with dark red silk velvet interior.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. William Sergeant Kendall
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group