French Heroes Fund Medal

Title:
French Heroes Fund Medal
Date: 
1918
Medium: 
Bronze; cardboard, paper, cloth, silk
Dimensions: 
Diameter: 2 9/16 in. ( 6.5 cm ) Case (bottom): 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 7/16 in. (8.9 x 8.9 x 1.1 cm)
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing group of playing children with figure of Liberty in glory emerging from clouds above, her arms stretched over them in protective gesture; inscription in exergue: ".AMERICA.AIDS.THE./.CHILDREN.OF./.FRANCE." Reverse shows soldiers on battlefield; with legend on scroll beneath: ".THE.FRENCH.HEROES.FUND." Medal is inset into square dark green cloth-covered cardboard fitted case bottom with dark blue silk velvet interior.
Credit Line: 
Gift of William Astor Chanler, 1967
Object Number: 
INV.5359
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, at left of field: "P.MANSHIP/1918" Inscription: edge, lower center: "MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group