Grand Army of the Republic

  • Unidentified, Davidson and Sons, Grand Army of the Republic, 1909, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the heirs of Albert Laessle: Mrs. Albertine de Bempt Laessle, Mr. Albert M. Laessle and Mr. Paul Laessle, 1972.167.58

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This medal commemorates the 100th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. The inscription seen here, “With malice toward none, with charity for all” is from Lincoln’s second inaugural address and also appears on the wall of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Grand Army of the Republic, which sponsored this medal, was a fraternal organization of Union veterans established in Illinois after the Civil War and disbanded in 1956.

Title
Grand Army of the Republic
Artists
Date
1909
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
3 in. (7.6 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the heirs of Albert Laessle: Mrs. Albertine de Bempt Laessle, Mr. Albert M. Laessle and Mr. Paul Laessle

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Classifications
Keywords
  • Homage – Lincoln, Abraham
  • Allegory – place – America
  • History – United States
Object Number
1972.167.58
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URL
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