Jenny Lind Commemorative Medal

Object Number: 
1945.190c
Date: 
1847
Medium: 
White metal
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 3/4 in. ( 4.5 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, on bust truncation, at left: "A & M"
Description: 
White metal struck medal with obverse depicting shoulder-length portrait of Jenny Lind facing three quarters to left; legend: "JENNY LIND." Reverse contains central vignette comprised of lyre, nightingale, roses and lilies-of-the-valley; legend: "NESCIT OCCASUM/NATA 1821."
Gallery Label: 
Jenny Lind (1820-1887), a renown Swedish opera singer known throughout Europe as "The Swedish Nightingale," was invited by P. T. Barnum to tour America in 1850. Her yearlong tour turned out to be a great success with American public, both common and distinguished alike.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Jenny Lind Collection of Leonidas Westervelt
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group