New-York Historical Society Commemorative Medal

Object Number: 
1935.121
Date: 
1857 or later
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.4 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at center: "A.W.JONES DEL. F.B. SMITH & HARTMAN N.Y.FECIT" Inscription: reverse, in exergue, at center: "F.B.S.&H. N.Y."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal commemorating the opening of the New-York Historical Society's new building at Second Avenue and 11th Street; obverse with bust portrait of founder John Pintard facing right, with legend "JOHN PINTARD"; reverse with image of N-YHS building and legend "NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY / FOUNDED 1804. / INCORPORATED 1809. ERECTED 1857." Black cardboard fitted box, not original.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
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Creative: Tronvig Group