French Heroes Fund Medal

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Title:
French Heroes Fund Medal
Date: 
1918
Medium: 
Bronze; cardboard, paper, cloth, silk
Classification: 
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)
Date End: 
1 918
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
Date Begin: 
1918
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group