William Barber (American, born England, 1807-1879). <em>Chicago Fire Medal</em>, 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)

Chicago Fire Medal

Artist:William Barber

Medium: Bronze

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Dates:1872

Dimensions: 2 1/16 x 2 1/16 x 3 1/16 in. (5.2 x 5.2 x 7.8 cm)

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Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Accession Number: 86.248.4

Image: 86.248.4_side1_cropped_bw.jpg,ruler in original

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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