Hudson-Fulton Celebration Commemorative Medal
Gilt bronze; cardboard, paper
Diameter: 2 in. ( 5.1 cm )
Case: 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 x 3/8 in. (5.7 x 5.7 x 1 cm)
Gilt bronze struck medal with obverse showing accolated busts of Henry Hudson and Robert Fulton facing left with vertical legend: "HUDSON/FULTON." Reverse depicts enthroned allegorical female figure with eagle above and inscription below seat: "NEWBURGH", surrounded by seascape with sailing ships and steamboats.
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at right: "BHKB 1909"
Inscription: reverse, at upper right of field: "BHKB"
Inscription: case cover, imprinted in black: "Presented to Guests/at the/HUDSON-FULTON/CELEBRATION/NEWBURGH, N.Y./BY NEWBURGH COMMITTEE"
Inscription: case cover, written in black ink: "Oct 1909/Designed by/H.K. Bush-Brown"
Inscription: case cover, inside, at lower right corner: "Oct 5/09"
Inscription: edge, lower center: "WHITEHEAD-HOAG"
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