National Conference of Charities and Corrections Medal
Gold; leather, silk
case: 4 x 4 x 1 in. ( 10.2 x 10.2 x 2.5 cm ) diameter: 3 in. ( 7.6 cm )
Inscription: obverse, at lower right, along border: "V.D.BRENNER'98" Inscription: reverse, at lower right, along border: "V.D.BRENNER" Engraving: around edge: ""PRESENTED/TO/WILLIAM/RHINELANDER/STEWART/BY OFFICERS,/ MEMBERS,/AND THE/LOCAL/COMMITTEE/OF O
Gold struck medal with obverse showing winged angel hovering over seated female figure, at left, symbolizing Poverty, and male prisoner figure, at right, left arm chained to pedestal; inscription in exergue: ".ISSUED.BY.THE.AMERICAN.NUMISMATIC./.AND.ARCHAEOLOGICAL.SOCIETY./.NEW.YORK." Reverse with oak tree at right is inscribed: ".TO.COMMEMORATE./.THE.SESSION.OF.THE.25th./.NATIONAL.CONFERENCE.OF./.CHARITIES.AND.CORRECTION./.IN.THE.CITY.OF.NEW.YORK./MAY.18th.25th.1898./.PRESIDENT./.WILLIAM.RHINELANDER.STEWART./.NEW.YORK./.VICE.PRESIDENTS./CHARLES.HENDERSON.THOMAS.E.ELLISON./.CHICAGO./.FORT WAYNE./,ISAIAH.JOSEPHI./.NEW.YORK./TREASURER./.LEVI.L.BARBOUR.DETROIT./.GENERAL.SECRETARY./.HASTINGS.H.HART./.ST.PAUL." Rectangular burgundy leather fitted case with purple silk velvet and silk satin lining.
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