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United States Centennial Commission Medal

Henry Mitchell

American Art

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
DATES 1876
DIMENSIONS 3 x 3 x 3/8 in. (7.6 x 7.6 x 1 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS On obverse, lower left: "H. MITCHELL Sc."
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CREDIT LINE Gift of North Star Woolen Mills
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CAPTION Henry Mitchell (American, active 1860-1880). United States Centennial Commission Medal, 1876. Bronze, 3 x 3 x 3/8 in. (7.6 x 7.6 x 1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of North Star Woolen Mills, 54.98.3. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE side, 54.98.3_side1_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Circular medal. Obverse: seated male allegorical figure holding out wreath with national crest at side; building and various devices (wheel, etc.) in background; central scene ringed by stars and roundels with 4 female allegorical figures at cardinal points. Reverse: struck with "INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION / PHILADELPHIA, MDCCCLXXVI" around edge and "AWARDED BY / UNITED STATES / CENTENNIAL COMMISSION" in center within laurel branches.
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United States Centennial Commission Medal