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Description (Brief)
This triangular medal was given to Alexander McDonald (b. 1827), an Irish immigrant, iron worker, and inventor of the McDonald surgical chair. The obverse has two standing female figures and “UNIVERSAL EXPOSITION SAINT LOUIS UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / MCMIV.” The reverse has an eagle, two dolphins, and “GOLD MEDAL / LOUISIANA PURCHASE / EXPOSITION.” The medal was designed by the German-American sculptor, Adolph Alexander Weinman (1870-1952), and struck at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia.
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Object Name
award, medal
date made
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
overall: 2 7/8 in x 3 in x 1/4 in; 7.3025 cm x 7.62 cm x.635 cm
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Credit Line
Mrs. L. W. Bryant
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National Museum of American History
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