Chicago Fire Medal
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
2 1/16 x 2 1/16 x 3 1/16 in. (5.2 x 5.2 x 7.8 cm) (show scale)
On reverse, lower left: "W BARBER"
Gift of M. Christman Zulli
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William Barber (American, born England, 1807-1879). Chicago Fire Medal, 1872. Bronze, 2 1/16 x 2 1/16 x 3 1/16 in. (5.2 x 5.2 x 7.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of M. Christman Zulli, 86.248.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 86.248.4_side1_cropped_bw.jpg)
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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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