Battle of Lake George Medal

Title:
Battle of Lake George Medal
Date: 
1903
Medium: 
Aluminum
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 1/2 in. ( 3.8 cm ) Overall: 3 1/4 x 1 1/2 x 1/8 in. ( 8.2 x 3.8 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
Aluminum struck medal with obverse depicting standing figures of Native American and British military officer within central roundel; legend around line border: "IN COMMEMORATION OF THE BATTLE OF LAKE GEORGE FOUGHT SEPTEMBER 8 1755"; inscription in exergue: "HENDRICK . JOHNSON." Reverse contains heraldic device at center, surrounded by laurel wreath and surmounted by British royal crown; legend around line border: "SOCIETY OF COLONIAL WARS IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK/MONUMENT DEDICATED SEPTEMBER 8 1903." Medal is suspended on red, white and blue silk gros-grain ribbon with metal closure.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Joseph Ferris Simmons
Object Number: 
1939.289
Gallery Label: 
Founded in 1892, the Society of Colonial Wars admits male descendants of British or Colonial soldiers and of colonial civil and military officials from the period 1620-1775.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group