Louisiana Purchase Exposition Commemorative Medal

  • Adolph A. Weinman, Louisiana Purchase Exposition Commemorative Medal, 1904, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. C. Keith McLane, 1970.220A-B

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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.

Title
Louisiana Purchase Exposition Commemorative Medal
Artist
Founder
Date
1904
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
medal: 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 1/4 in. (7.0 x 7.0 x 0.6 cm) triangular
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. C. Keith McLane

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Allegory – place – America
  • Animal – dolphin
  • Animal – bird – eagle
  • Landscape – time – sunrise
  • Figure female – nude
  • Figure group – female
  • Object – other – flag
Object Number
1970.220A-B
Palette
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