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Chicago Fire Medal

William Barber

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
  • Place Manufactured: New York, United States
  • DATES 1872
    DIMENSIONS 2 1/16 x 2 1/16 x 3 1/16 in. (5.2 x 5.2 x 7.8 cm)
    MARKINGS On reverse, lower left: "W BARBER"
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CREDIT LINE Gift of M. Christman Zulli
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Circular medal. Obverse: City in flames, winged figure flying above; text below scene: "CHICAGO OCT 8-9 1871, / FORT DEARBORN CHICo. / 1812." Reverse: Phoenix rising from flames amid smoke surrounded by the words: "MADE FROM CHICAGO COURT HOUSE BELL / SEMPER RESURGENS." CONDITION: Normal wear, good.
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