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Sesquicentennial Medal of the U.S. Military Academy

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Bronze
DATES ca. 1952
DIMENSIONS 3 x 3 x 3/8 in. (7.6 x 7.6 x 1 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Foundry mark on outer edge at bottom: "MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. BRONZE"
SIGNATURE Medallist's monogram on obverse, bottom center: "L.G.F. Sc."
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER X1185
CREDIT LINE Brooklyn Museum Collection
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Laura Gardin Fraser (American, 1889-1966). Sesquicentennial Medal of the U.S. Military Academy, ca. 1952. Bronze, 3 x 3 x 3/8 in. (7.6 x 7.6 x 1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X1185. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE front, X1185_front_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Circular medal. Obverse: symbol with torch, sword, and laurel wreath; surrounded by legend, "UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY / 1802 1952 / SESQUICENTENNIAL©". Reverse: eagle surmounting crest with plumed helmet and sword, furling banner behind eagle reads, "DUTY HONOR COUNTRY WEST POINT MDCCCII USMA"; legend around edge, "WEST POINT / DUTY HONOR COUNTRY"
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Sesquicentennial Medal of the U.S. Military Academy