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United States Centennial Commission Medal

Henry Mitchell

American Art

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Bronze
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."
COLLECTIONS American Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 54.98.3
CREDIT LINE Gift of North Star Woolen Mills
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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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