[Chicago World's Fair]

1893 in Chicago

[Chicago World's Fair, May 1 - October 31 1893]. Medal, in two halves: metal [bronze]; each piece 75mm diameter, 3mm deep, verso two prongs and display pin soldered down. piece 1: obverse legend on plaque: WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION IN COMMEMORATION OF THE FOUR HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LANDING OF COLUMBUS. MDCCCXCII. MDCCCXCIII. TO [added relief space] WERNER & PFLEIDERER. Motifs of ship, torches of learning, two angels of arts beside globe. [1893 Chicago, USA (WPfl list 63)]. piece 2: obverse: portrait releif, standing full length, arms outstretched, eyes to God, right foot on rock, men behind r. Motif tr: PLUS ULTRA. Legend, r: CHRISTOPHER COLVMBVS OCT. XII. MCCCCXCII [sic MDCCC]. artist signed below: AVGVSTVS ... [worn] FECIT. [1893 Chicago, USA (WPfl list 64)]. From the Baker Perkins Archive


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