M967.162.2.1-2 | World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago

 
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Medal - Prize
World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago
1893, 19th century
Bronze
7.5 cm
Gift of Mr. James Geoffrey Notman
M967.162.2.1-2
© McCord Museum
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This bronze medal was awarded to the Notman & Son photography studio at the World's Columbian Exposition held in Chicago in 1893. "Augustus Saint-Gaudens Fecit" is inscribed on the front of the medal, and "C. E. Barber Fecit" on the reverse side. In Latin it means that the medal was made by Auguste Saint-Gaudens and C. E. Barber.The last world's fair to be held in the United States in the 19th century, the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago commemorated the 400th anniversary of the voyages of Christopher Columbus. It was also intended as a reflection and celebration of American culture and society.