WWI Medals

Title

WWI Medals

Subject

Commemorative

Description

Blue rectangle box with two metal clasps on front edge. Box opens with gold silk top and an inscription stamped in black on to the silk. In the base of the box is white card board holding velvet with 49 silver, blue, white, and black small pins. Each pin is a blue oval with an inscription. A silver sword lays in the center of the oval. A black bird crosses the sword in the center with wings outstretched.

Inscription: “Les Combattants Des 170-174 R.I. Division Des Hirondelles De La Mort En Hommage A leurs Camardes De Combat Volontaries Americains Gurre 1914-1918” on gold silk. Each medal has “Hirondelles De La Mort 17.0 R” in silver on the blue oval.

Creator

Tabatha Butler Photographer

Source

1949.3.93/1-50

Publisher

Idaho State Historical Society

Date

Circa 1914

Contributor

Idaho State Historical Society

Rights

Idaho State Historical Society

Relation

Still images of medals in Merci Train collection

Format

Height: 1.5” Width: 8.5” Length: 12.5”

Language

French

Type

Still image

Identifier

1949.3.93/1-50

Coverage

Idaho State Historical Museum's Storage

Files

1949.3.93b.JPG
Date Added
December 15, 2011
Collection
Idaho Merci Train Collection
Item Type
Still Image
Citation
Tabatha Butler Photographer , “WWI Medals,” Idaho Merci Train, accessed June 30, 2022, https://idahomercitrain.omeka.net/items/show/61.