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Myron T.Herrick Commemorative Medal

Myron T.Herrick Commemorative Medal
Myron T.Herrick Commemorative Medal
Title
Myron T.Herrick Commemorative Medal
Date 
ca. 1929
Medium 
Bronze
Dimensions 
diameter: 2 11/16 in. ( 6.8 cm )
Description 
Bronze struck medal with obverse depicting clothed male bust facing left with legend: "MYRON T. HERRICK 1854-1929." Reverse contains image of cruiser with inscription in exergue: "THE CRUISER TOURVILLE/BRINGS BACK TO THE UNITED/STATES THE REMAINS OF/MYRON T. HERRICK/MDCCCCXXIX."
Object Number 
INV.4325
Marks 
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at right: "J.P.LEGASTELOIS" Inscription: reverse, at right of field: "A.MORLON"
Gallery Label 
Myron T. Herrick (1854-1929) was the U.S. Ambassador to France in 1912-1914 and 1921-1929. During the World War I, with Germans advancing on Paris, the French government, along with most foreign dipomats, relocated to the relative safety of Bordeaux. Herrick chose to stay in Paris, a decision that won him praise from both the French and the American people.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group