Henry Mitchell (American, active 1860-1880). <em>United States Centennial Commission Medal</em>, 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 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 54.98.3_side1_PS2.jpg)

United States Centennial Commission Medal

Artist:Henry Mitchell

Medium: Bronze


Dimensions: 3 x 3 x 3/8 in. (7.6 x 7.6 x 1 cm)


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

Accession Number: 54.98.3

Image: 54.98.3_side1_PS2.jpg,

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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