Bundled Soliders Medal

Title

Bundled Soliders Medal

Subject

Medal, Commemorative

Description

Interior- (Inscription) Medal front "Reconnaissance De L'Association des mutiles des yeux de France & Des Colonies 29. Rue Guillaume Tell Paris- XVII; Au Peuple Americain." Medal front "Pour Les Yeux Qui Seteignent. Tous Pour Uni...Un Pour Tousi." Paper in blue ink the letterhead: "Association Dew Mutiles Des yeux De France Et Des Colonies. Fondee en 1923-Approuvee No. 161.940. Reconnue D'Utilite Publique Le 5 Juillet 1930. President d'Honneur General MARIAUX G. C. Siege Social & Bureaux: 29, Rue Gullaume Tell- PARIS (17) Paris, Le. Cheques Postaux, Paris 756.83 Telephone, EToile 28-32." The letter describes the medal:"This picture a part of a painting by Ch. GARRY shows two wounded soldiers walking forwards to a first aid spot. The French sustaining the American eye-injured symbolises both American-French friendship and solidarity gathering all eye-injured veterans. The painting belongs to the EYE-INJURED WAR-VETERANS-Appointed of Public Utility 5 th July 1930 th-. It is to be shown at the headquarter. It was received a price at the first post World War I painting exhibition. It received several prices more included the American Standfort Saltus Price for a War Picture."

History:
History is described in the in paper included with the artifact. It comes from Paris France. The medal describes the friendship between the French and Americans since WWI.
Exterior: Dark red leather case brass button on the front to open the case. Case is hinged on the back allowing it open and display the medal inside
Interior: Inside bottom is yellow velvet with a yellow ribbon the bottom and yellow satin on the top. Rectangle brass commemorative medal. The front has leaves and berries on a branch on the left side of the medal and inscription in French on the right. On the back is a picture of a French and American soldier with a French inscription above and below the picture. White paper with blue print and letter head explaining the medal.

Creator

Tabatha Butler Photographer

Source

1949.3.77/1-3

Publisher

Idaho State Historical Society

Date

Circa 1930

Contributor

Idaho State Historical Society

Rights

Idaho State Historical Society

Relation

Still images of medal in Merci Train collection

Format

Height: /1-7/8” Width: /1-3.25” /2-2.25” /3-5.25” Length: /1-4.25” /2-3.25” 3/-8.25”

Language

French, English

Type

Still image

Identifier

1949.3.77/1-3

Coverage

Idaho State Historical Museum's Storage

Files

1949.3.77a.JPG
1949.3.77b.JPG
1949.3.77c.JPG
1949.3.77d.JPG
1949.3.77e.JPG
1949.3.77f.jpg
Date Added
December 14, 2011
Collection
Idaho Merci Train Collection
Item Type
Still Image
Citation
Tabatha Butler Photographer , “Bundled Soliders Medal,” Idaho Merci Train, accessed December 3, 2022, https://idahomercitrain.omeka.net/items/show/42.