Philadelphia Centennial Exposition Souvenir Medal

Object Number: 
INV.3697a
Date: 
1876
Medium: 
Wood; paper
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 7/16 in. ( 6.2 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation: "PAT. JUNE 1 1875"
Description: 
Wooden carved medal with obverse showing nude male bust facing right with legend: "GEN'L JOSEPH R. HAWLEY/PRESIDENT U S. INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION." Reverse bears inscription: "GREAT/INTERNATIONAL/EXHIBITION/FAIRMOUNT PARK/PHILADELPHIA/4th OF JULY"; legend: "THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE/1876."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Albert T. Gardner, 1964.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group