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Louisiana Purchase Exposition Commemorative Medal

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Data Source
Smithsonian American Art Museum
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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.
Artist
Adolph A. Weinman, born Karlsruhe, Germany 1870-died Forest Hills, NY 1952
Founder
U.S. Mint
Date
1904
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. C. Keith McLane
Medium
bronze
Dimensions
medal: 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 1/4 in. (7.0 x 7.0 x 0.6 cm) triangular
Type
Sculpture-Medal
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Department
Painting and Sculpture
Object number
1970.220A-B
Topic
Figure group\female
Figure female\nude
Animal\bird\eagle
Landscape\time\sunrise
Allegory\place\America
Animal\dolphin
Object\other\flag
History\United States\Louisiana Purchase