Medal

Object Number: 
2009.33.1
Date: 
1917
Medium: 
Metal, textile
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 5/16 x 1 3/16 x 1/16 in. (8.4 x 3 x 0.2 cm)
Description: 
Medal suspended from multicolored ribbon. Armorial shield held up by eagle. DO RIGHT / AND FEAR / NO MAN. On verso: American flag shield. THAT GOVERNMENT BY THE PEOPLE SHALL NOT PERISH / APRIL VI MDCCCCXVII The popular phrase "Do right..." most likely originated in a 1450 book of proverbs. The relationship of the date, 1817, to the phrase from Lincoln's Gettysburg address is puzzling.
Credit Line: 
Gift of John L. Williams
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group