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Sesquicentennial Medal of the U.S. Military Academy

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
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
CREDIT LINE Brooklyn Museum Collection
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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