Bronze; cardboard, paper, cotton
box: 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 7/16 in. ( 8.9 x 8.9 x 1.1 cm )
diameter: 2 9/16 in. ( 6.5 cm )
Inscription: box cover, imprinted in black: "NEW YORK./FEB. 22, 1905."
Inscription: box, inside cover, inscribed in black pen: "GIFT OF/ALICE FRANK MERRIAM/1966"
Bronze struck medal with obverse depicting shoulder-length portrait of Frederick Tallmadge facing three-quarters to the right; legend around border: "FREDERICK SAMVEL TALLMADGE/1824 - 1904"; inscriptions flanking portrait: "PRESIDENT/NEW YORK SOCIETY/SONS OF THE/REVOLUTION/1884-1904", at left; "THE PVRCHASE/OF FRAVNCES TAVERN/HIS LAST OFFICIAL ACT/HIS WILL GENEROVSLY/PROVIDED MEANS/FOR PAYMENT", at right. Reverse contains image of three-storey building at center, with inscription in exergue: "FRAVNCES TAVERN/NEW.YORK"; legend: "HERE WASHINGTON BADE FAREWELL TO HIS OFFICERS 4 DECEMBER 1783/HERE SONS OF THE REVOLUTION ORGANIZED 4 DECEMBER 1883 [within band running above central image]/BECAME THE OWNER 29 JVLY 1904." Medal is inset into dark beige square fitted cardboard box with cotton flannel interior.
Gift of Alice Frank Merriam, 1966
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