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American Declaration of War

American Declaration of War
Title
American Declaration of War
Date 
ca. 1917
Medium 
Bronze
Dimensions 
diameter: 3 1/2 in. ( 8.9 cm )
Description 
Struck bronze uniface medallion showing American eagle with spread wings standing upon rock, legend outside field at lower center: "APRIL.6.1917."
Object Number 
INV.5554
Marks 
inscription: lower right of design: "ELI.HARVEY/FECIT." followed by trademark symbol inscription: edge, lower center: "89 MEDALLIC ART CO.N.Y."
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