Amos A. Fries

Amos A. Fries

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A three-quarters portrait of Amos A. Fries depicted as Brigadier General. An oil painting on an illustration board. A white man, He has black hair, brown eyes, and a black moustache. He is wearing a brown tunic with a Sam Browne belt. On his collar, two U.S. officer insignia can be seen (one on each side) and a Chemical Warfare Service insignia. His left chest there are six military ribbons (identified below) and one medal pinned on one of the ribbons. His shoulder strap has one star indicating his rank as Brigadier General. Brigadier General Fries's signature can be seen on the bottom of the portrait. Most parts of the uniform is not painted in great detail. Some minor scratches on the back of the board.The identifications of the six ribbons are given below proceeding from the top row to the bottom and from left to right: Distinguished Service Medal, Spanish War Service, Philippine Campaign, Victory, Possibly First 100,000 ribbon with a medal attached, Order of St. Michael and St. George.
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Object Name
associated date
1917 - 1918
associated person
Chase, Joseph Cummings
Chase, Joseph Cummings
Chase, Joseph Cummings
Physical Description
oil (overall production method/technique)
illustration board (overall material)
overall: 24 9/16 in x 18 5/8 in; 62.38875 cm x 47.3075 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Committee to Acquire for the Nation the Chase Collection of A. E. F. Portraits
Distinguished Service Medal
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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