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Philadelphia Sesquicentennial International Exposition Medal of Award

1926 Albert Laessle Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1877 Died: Miami, Florida 1954 bronze 1/8 x 2 7/8 in. (0.3 x 7.2 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the heirs of Albert Laessle: Mrs. Albertine de Bempt Laessle, Mr. Albert M. Laessle and Mr. Paul Laessle 1971.117.1 Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Albert Laessle created the Philadelphia Sesquicentennial International Exposition Medal in 1926 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. On the obverse, the American bald eagle stands guard over its eggs, symbolically defending the freedom that was born in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776.

Keywords

Animal - bird - eagle

sculpture - medal

metal - bronze

relief

About Albert Laessle

Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1877 Died: Miami, Florida 1954

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