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Congressional Medal to Cyrus W. Field for the Successful Laying of the Atlantic Cable

Artist:
William Barber (1807–1879)
Date:
1867
Medium:
Copper and gold leaf
Dimensions:
Diam. 4 in. (10.2 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Cyrus W. Field, 1892
Accession Number:
92.10.99b
Not on view
Inscription: inscribed on the obverse: at the top: HONOR AND FAME ARE THE REWARD; on the bottom: INDOMITABLE PERSEVERANCE / AND ENDURING FAITH ACHIEVED THE SUCCESS; signed: J. G. BRUFF D., BARBER F.; on the reverse: at the top: BY RESOLUTION OF THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES; in the center: MARCH 2 / 1867 / TO / CYRUS W. FIELD / OF / NEW YORK / FOR HIS FORESIGHT, FAITH AND PERSISTENCY / IN ESTABLISHING / TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION / BY MEANS OF THE / ATLANTIC TELEGRAPH / CONNECTING THE OLD WITH THE NEW WORLD
Cyrus W. Field, New York (until 1892)
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