Diameter: 1 3/8 x 3 1/4 in. (3.5 x 8.3 cm)
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing left-facing profile of Washington; legend: "WASHINGTON . INAUGURATION. CENTENNIAL. 1889." Reverse engraved at top: "PAY'M'R W. LEE DARLING, U.S.N."; legend: "A SOUVENIR/ OF THE/ CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION/ AS GUARD OF HONOR/ TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE/ UNITED STATES/ BY THE UNIFORMED BATTALION/ OF THE VETERANS OF THE/ SEVENTH REGIMENT N.G.S.N.Y/ NEW YORK/ APRIL 20TH 1889.". Loop fused at top; medal hangs from red and orange striped grosgrain ribbon from pinback with 7th Regiment insignia flanked by "1789 1889".
Gift of the Naval History Society, 1925
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