Commemorative Medals

Title

Commemorative Medals

Subject

Medal, Commemorative

Description

1-Rectangle burgundy box with lid, white on the inside. /2-Rectangle burgundy velvet board with inset for 6 medals. Insets have ribbon on the bottom to pull the medal out. Back is burgundy leather with wing on the back to hold up the display of medals. /3- Bronze medal depicts “General Dwight D Eisenhower,” his name surrounds the edge of the medal. Five stars under the “General” and the US coat of arms behind his image. On the back is a French inscription. /4-Bronze medal depicting a battle scene on water and land “Capitulation de New York” on the top. The back depicts three generals “Washington=De Grasse-Tilly=Rochambeau=MDCCLXXXI-MCMXXXI.” /5-Bronze medal with general in traditional dress in the center. “Joanni Pavlo Jones Classis Praefecto Comitta Americana” around his image. The back depicts a battle on the sea with traditional boats. The center boat is broken in two. /6-Bronze medal depicting a building on a water front. “Auro Argento /Eri Flando Feriundo - /edes /EDIFICATE- M-DCC-LXX-” French inscription on the back. /7- Bronze medal depicting “GENERAL GEORGES S. PATTON” and his name around his picture. The back depicts a tank in a landscape scene. “CHAMPANGE, LUXEMBOURG, ALSACE, ALLEMAGNE- NORAMDIE, BRETAGNE ANJOU, ARDENNES. 1944-1945” around the edge. /8- Bronze medal depiction George Washington. “GEORGE WASHINGTON SVPREMO DVCI EXECITVVM ADSERTORI LIBEERTATIS- COMITIA AMERICANA.” The back depicts a traditional battle scene. “HOSTIBUS PRIMO FUGATIS” above the battle scene.

Creator

Tabatha Butler Photographer

Source

1949.4.79/1-8

Publisher

Idaho State Historical Society

Date

Circa 1949

Contributor

Idaho State Historical Society

Rights

Idaho State Historical Society

Relation

Still images of medals in Merci Train collection

Format

Height: /1-1” /2-.5” Width: /1&2-9.5” Length: /1&2-17.5” Diameter: /3-4&6-8-2.5” /5-2”

Language

French, English

Type

Still image

Identifier

1949.3.79/1-8

Coverage

Idaho State Historical Museum's Storage

Files

1949.3.79b.JPG
Date Added
December 14, 2011
Collection
Idaho Merci Train Collection
Item Type
Still Image
Citation
Tabatha Butler Photographer , “Commemorative Medals,” Idaho Merci Train, accessed August 17, 2022, https://idahomercitrain.omeka.net/items/show/44.