New-York Historical Society centennial medal

Object Number: 
INV.1876
Date: 
1904
Medium: 
Rolled gold
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 1/2 in. ( 6.4 cm )
Marks: 
marked: on rim of obverse: "V.D. Brenner"
Description: 
Rolled gold struck medal commemorating the centennial of the New-York Historical Society; obverse with bust portraits of John Pintard and Egbert Benson facing left, with legend "JOHN PINTARD / FOUNDER / EGBERT BENSON / FIRST PRESIDENT"; obverse divided in half, with image of Federal Hall (first home of N-YHS) on top and image of N-YHS Central Park West building below, with legend "THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY 1804-1904 / IT IS DELIGHTFUL TO RECALL THE PAST"; in original box.
Credit Line: 
DEACCESSION, object disintegrated
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group