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Sons of the Revolution Medal/Bas-Relief Depicting George Washington

Object Number: 
1966.111
Date: 
1913 or later
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 3 9/16 in. ( 9 cm )
Description: 
Bronze struck medallion with obverse showing nude bust of Washington with oak and laurel wreath facing right. Reverse with legend: "SONS OF THE REVOLUTION/FEBRUARY 22'ND 1913."
Gallery Label: 
The Sons of the Revolution was formed at Fraunces Tavern, site of Washington's Farewell Address, in 1883. The group initially limited membership to sixty men - all who could fit comfortably in their meeting room at the Tavern. This exclusivity led to the formation of the rival Sons of the American Revolution in 1889.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Henry O. Havemeyer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group