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Catskill Aqueduct Medal

Catskill Aqueduct Medal
Catskill Aqueduct Medal
Title
Catskill Aqueduct Medal
Date 
1917
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
diameter: 3 in. ( 7.6 cm )
Description 
Silver cast medal with obverse showing idealized female head representing Columbia crowned with laurel wreath within beaded border. Reverse depicts nude allegorical male figure pouring water; inscription: "TO COMMEMORATE THE COMPLETION/OF THE CATSKILL AQUEDUCT/AN ACHIEVEMENT OF CIVIC SPIRIT/SCIENTIFIC GENIUS AND FAITHFUL LABOR/1905 NEW YORK 1917."
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. George B. McClellan
Object Number 
1942.334
Marks 
Inscription: obverse, on bust truncation, at left: "DCF" Inscription: edge, lower center: "MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y."
Gallery Label 
This medal was designed in conjunction with Augustus Lukeman.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group