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Lifesaving Medal to Joseph Francis

Artist:
Louis St. Gaudens (1854–1913)
Date:
1889–90
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Diam. 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Isaac P. Francis (through the Chamber of Commerce), 1894
Accession Number:
94.16.1
Not on view
Inscription: [on the obverse]: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BY ACT OF CONGRESS 27 AUGUST 1888 / TO JOSEPH FRANCIS / INVENTOR AND FRAMER / OF THE MEANS FOR THE / LIFE SAVING SERVICE / OF THE COUNTRY; [on the reverse]: 1801 / 1812 / 1850
Isaac P. Francis (until 1894)
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