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Opening of the 1893 Chicago World's Columbian Exposition Souvenir Medal

Object Number: 
INV.10232
Date: 
1893
Medium: 
Aluminum
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 9/16 in. ( 4 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, at lower center of field: "BLUMENFIELD P.O.C."
Description: 
Aluminum struck medal with obverse showing exposition pavilion with thirteen stars above within central roundel; legend around border: "SOUVENIR. BIRDSEYE VIEW OF THE WORLDS FAIR CHICAGO/1893." Reverse shows group of armed men in Renaissance outfits with legend around border: "SOUVENIR OF THE OPENING OF THE WORLDS FAIR CHICAGO/1893."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group