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The medal is a souvenir piece in honor of Admiral George Dewey, best known for his victory at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War. The medal's design is bronze in color and consists of a Maltese cross. Attached to the medal is a ribbon featuring stripes in hues of red, white, and blue. At the top of the ribbon, a decorative bronze pin is attached. A small, round sticker inscribed with the number 62 was found with the object.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

n.d.

Measurement

3 1/2 inches (height)

Materials and Techniques Display

metal and textile

Inscription

obverse of pin: SOUVENIR obverse of ribbon: RECEPTION / ADMIRAL DEWEY / 18[?] obverse of medal: ADMIRAL DEWEY U.S.N.

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

medal

Class

Article

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

7066

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

Admiral Dewey Souvenir Medal

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