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

Sons of the Revolution Medal/Bas-Relief Depicting George Washington
Title
Sons of the Revolution Medal/Bas-Relief Depicting George Washington
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."
Credit Line 
Gift of the Estate of Henry O. Havemeyer
Object Number 
1966.111
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.
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Creative: Tronvig Group