Captains Creighton, Low, and Stouffer Life Saving Medal

Captains Creighton, Low, and Stouffer Life Saving Medal
Captains Creighton, Low, and Stouffer Life Saving Medal
Title
Captains Creighton, Low, and Stouffer Life Saving Medal
Date 
ca. 1875
Medium 
Bronze
Dimensions 
diameter: 3 1/8 in. ( 8 cm )
Description 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing central image of man and woman on a raft watching help coming from a distance, surrounded by thirty-nine stars; date in exergue: "JULY 26 1866." Reverse depicts allegorical figure of America, seated, with eagle at her side and the Capitol building in background, placing laurel wreath upon head of sailor kneeling before her; surrounding legend: "BY JOINT RESOLUTION OF CONGRESS TO THE RESCUERS OF THE PASSENGERS OFFICERS AND MEN OF STEAM SHIP SAN FRANCISCO WRECKED DEC. 1853/TESTIMONIAL OF NATIONAL GRATITUTE FOR HIS GALLANT CONDUCT."
Object Number 
1218
Marks 
Inscription: obverse, at lower center of image: "Paquet F." Inscription: reverse, below exergual line, at right: "Paquet. F."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group