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American Declaration of War

Object Number: 
INV.5363
Date: 
ca. 1917
Medium: 
Bronze; cloth, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm) Part (tray): 3 13/16 x 3 13/16 x 1/4 in. (9.7 x 9.7 x 0.6 cm)
Marks: 
inscription: at lower right within field: "ELI.HARVEY/FECIT." followed by trademark symbol inscription: edge, lower center: "86 MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y."
Description: 
Bronze struck uniface medallion with American eagle with spread wings standing upon rock; legend outside field at lower center: "APRIL.6.1917." White square cloth-bound tray with insciption inside: "MEDALLIC ART CO./New York."
Gallery Label: 
This medallion was issued by the Medallic Art Co., N.Y. for the ANS to commemorate the U.S. entering the World War I on April 6, 1917.
Provenance: 
Luftschein, #201
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group