Philadelphia Sesquicentennial International Exposition Medal of Award

  • Albert Laessle, Philadelphia Sesquicentennial International Exposition Medal of Award, 1926, 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, 1971.117.1

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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.

Title
Philadelphia Sesquicentennial International Exposition Medal of Award
Artist
Date
1926
Location
Dimensions
1/8 x 2 7/8 in. (0.3 x 7.2 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

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – bird – eagle
  • Cityscape – Pennsylvania – Philadelphia
Object Number
1971.117.1
Palette
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