Hudson-Fulton Celebration Commemorative Medal

Object Number: 
1941.530
Date: 
1909
Medium: 
Bronze; cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
case: 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 x 1/4 in. ( 5.7 x 5.7 x 0.6 cm ) diameter: 2 in. ( 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at right: "BHKB 1909" Inscription: reverse, at upper right of field: "BHKB" Inscription: edge, lower center: "WHITEHEAD-HOAG"
Description: 
Gilt bronze struck medal with obverse showing accolated busts of Henry Hudson and Robert Fulton facing left with vertical legend: "HUDSON/FULTON." Reverse depicts enthroned allegorical female figure with eagle above and inscription below seat: "NEWBURGH", surrounded by seascape with sailing ships and steamboats. White square cardboard box.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Eva L. Guernsey
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group