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New York World's Fair "Washington Hall" Medal

Object Number: 
1943.35
Date: 
1939
Medium: 
Bronze; carboard, paper, silk
Dimensions: 
Diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.3 cm ) Case (bottom): 3 x 3 x 3/8 in. (7.6 x 7.6 x 1 cm)
Marks: 
Inscription: edge, lower center: "ROBBINS CO./ATTLEBORO/BRONZE"
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing clothed three-quarter bust-length portrait of Washington after Gilbert Stuart. Obverse depicts frontal view of colonial building at top with inscription below: "'WASHINGTON HALL'/NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1939/ERECTED TO COMMEMORATE/THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY/OF THE INAUGURATION OF/GEORGE WASHINGTON/AS FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE U.S./BY MESSMORE KENDALL/PRES.-GEN.S.A.R." Square golden yellow cardboard fitted case bottom with blue silk velvet lining.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Major Charles A. DuBois
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group