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Louisiana Purchase Exposition Commemorative Medal

1904 Adolph A. Weinman Born: Karlsruhe, Germany 1870 Died: Forest Hills, New York 1952 U.S. Mint (Founder) bronze medal: 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 1/4 in. (7.0 x 7.0 x 0.6 cm) triangular Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. C. Keith McLane 1970.220A-B Not currently on view


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The 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair---also known as the Louisiana Purchase Exposition---marked the 100th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase, which dramatically broadened the territory of the United States. Adolph Weinman created this alternate design for the reverse of the commemorative medal (see 1970.217a-b), which was available to fairgoers in St. Louis for fifty cents.

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Allegory - civic - liberty

Animal - bird - eagle

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Miscellaneous - written matter - inscription

sculpture - medal

fabric

ink

metal - bronze

paper

paperboard

relief

About Adolph A. Weinman

Born: Karlsruhe, Germany 1870 Died: Forest Hills, New York 1952

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