Benjamin Harrison Commemorative Medal and Ribbon

Object Number: 
1920.154
Date: 
1920
Medium: 
metal and ribbon
Dimensions: 
6 1/4 x 2 inches
Description: 
four medals: top: eagle with wings spread perched on crossed canons, verso: metal clasp; 2nd from top: G.A.R. Representative WHEN CAN THEIR GLORY FADE, scroll, upside down pinnacle, THE WHITEHEAD AND HOAG CO., NEWARK, N.J.; 3rd from top silver medal, rectangular-shaped, obelisk with banner stating INDIANAPOLIS, verso: THE WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO., NEWARK, N.J.; bottom medal round 3/4 portrait of Benjamin Harrison, laurel wreath with text 54TH NATIONAL ENCAMPMENT G.A.R. SEPT. 19-25, 1920, INDIANAPOLIS IND., attached to yellow ribbon with tag stating, "THIS BADGE MANUFACTURED BY THE WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO., MAKERS OF BADGES, BUTTONS, BANNERS, SIGNS, AND ADVERTISING NOVELTIES, MAIN OFFICE AND FACTORY - NEWARK, N.J., ALL GOODS GUARANTEED UNION MADE," smaller print, "Internaional Typographical Union No. 103, Bookbinders no. 62, etc..."
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Creative: Tronvig Group