World's Columbian Exposition Award Medal
White metal; cardboard, paper, silk
case: 2 x 2 x 3/4 in. ( 5.1 x 5.1 x 1.9 cm ) diameter: 1 1/2 in. ( 3.8 cm )
Inscription: box cover, in black: "WORLD'S/COLUMBIAN/EXPOSITION/1893/CHICAGO."
White metal struck medal with obverse showing exhibition pavilion building with inscription in exergue: "MANUFACTURES AND LIBERAL/ARTS BUILDING"; legend around border: "WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION/CHICAGO 1893." Reverse bears space for engraving within laurel and oak wreath with inscription: "AWARDED/TO/S.S.Packard [engraved]/FOR SERVICE IN THE/ACTIVE EXHIBIT"; legend above: "AMERICAN BUSINESS COLLEGES." Medal inset into white square cardboard box with white silk satin interior.
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