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Brooklyn Bridge Centennial Medal


Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ARTIST Unknown
MEDIUM Metal, cloth, cardboard, plexiglass
DATES 1983
DIMENSIONS Case: 3 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. (9.5 x 7 cm) Diameter of medal: 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Brooklyn Bridge Centennial Celebration commemorative memorabilia. Copy of original 1883 medal on verso. Copper colored metal, set in cloth covered cardboard and then in plexiglass; small hole in medallion contains fragment (round) of original cable. Front side says, "Brooklyn Bridge Centennial" around edge of medal. Logo of bridge tower, stays and suspenders. Underneath "1883-1983." On black material beneath medallion: "Official Brooklyn Bridge Commemorative Medal." Printed on verso is the Brooklyn Bridge with fireworks and boats in water. "Opening of Brooklyn Bridge" and "May 24th, 1883" beneath. Enclosed in box is a certificate of authenticity no. 5536 and a plastic stand. Plexi case is oblong. Condition: some small abrasions on plexiglass.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION Unknown. Brooklyn Bridge Centennial Medal, 1983. Metal, cloth, cardboard, plexiglass, Case: 3 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. (9.5 x 7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund, 83.126.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 83.126.4_back_PS2.jpg)
IMAGE back, 83.126.4_back_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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