Jenny Lind Commemorative Medal

Object Number: 
1945.203b
Date: 
ca. 1848
Medium: 
White metal and copper
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 3/8 in. ( 3.5 cm )
Description: 
Bi-metallic struck uniface medal showing draped shoulder-length portrait of Lind facing left with legend: "JENNY LIND."
Gallery Label: 
Jenny Lind (1820-1887), a renown Swedish opera singer known throughout Europe as "The Swedish Nightingale," was invited by P. T. Barnum to tour America in 1850. Her yearlong tour turned out to be a great success with American public, both common and distinguished alike.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Jenny Lind Collection of Leonidas Westervelt
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group