American Centennial Souvenir Medal

Object Number: 
INV.4738
Date: 
1876
Medium: 
Cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
case: 2 x 2 x 7/16 in. ( 5.1 x 5.1 x 1.1 cm ) diameter: 1 7/8 in. ( 4.7 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: case lid, top, center, embossed: "AMERICAN/CENTENNIAL" Inscription: case bottom, around edge, in black ink: "Gift of Major A. Jas./Bleecker July 24, 1934"
Description: 
Gilt paper covered embossed cardboard souvenir medal with obverse showing female bust facing left with crown inscribed "LIBERTY" surrounded by thirteen stars. Reverse bears inscription within ornate border: "SOUVENIR/OF THE/CENTENNIAL." Square cream-colored cardboard case with burgundy red interior.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Major Anthony James Bleecker, 1934
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group