Louisiana Purchase Exposition Silver Medal, 1904

  • Adolph A. Weinman, Louisiana Purchase Exposition Silver Medal, 1904, 1904, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. C. Keith McLane, 1970.217A-B

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The 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair---also known as the Louisiana Purchase Exposition---commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase, which dramatically broadened the territory of the United States. On the reverse of Adolph Weinman’s medal an allegorical figure of America shelters a Native American maiden under her cloak, symbolically absorbing the history of native peoples into the history of the United States. Visitors to the exposition could buy the medal for fifty cents.

Title
Louisiana Purchase Exposition Silver Medal, 1904
Artist
Date
1904
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
2 5/8 x 2 5/8 x 1/4 in. (6.7 x 6.7 x .6 cm) square
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. C. Keith McLane

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – other – shell
  • Animal – fish
  • Animal – bird – eagle
  • Figure group – female
Object Number
1970.217A-B
Palette
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