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13640_1996.500.07

OUDINÉ, Eugène-André

Paris 1810 - Paris 1887

Exposition universelle de 1878, médaille décernée à John Dudley Philbrick (1818-1886)

Exposition Universelle, Paris, 1878, medal presented to John Dudley Philbrick (1818-1886)

1878

bronze

medal and plaquette

Dimensions (HxWxD): diam. 3.4 x depth 0.25 in.

obverse:
on top: EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE INTERNATIONALE MDCCCLXXVIII
at bottom (small text): OUDINÉ
reverse:
around perimeter: RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE / PLANS DES BÂTIMENTS DE L'EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE DU CHAMP DE MARS ET DU TROCADÉRO
below scroll (small text): OUDINÉ
on each side of scroll: names of officials
Medal kept in square wooden box covered with maroon faux leather; hinged cover imprinted in gold: EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE INTERNATIONALE / PARIS-1878 / RF; maroon silk lining inside cover, imprinted in gold: MÉDAILLE COMMÉMORATIVE / OFFERTE / POUR / SERVICES RENDUS. / MONSIEUR JOHN D. PHILBRICK / MEMBRE DU JURY INTERNATIONAL / DES RÉCOMPENSES / CLASSE 7.

Acc. No.: 1996.500.07

Credit Line: New Hampshire Historical Society Collection

Photo credit: ph. courtesy New Hampshire Historical Society

© Artist:


Provenance

  • Museum's website (accessed May 28, 2019):
  • Probably donated by Christine Dudley Foster of Keene, NH, in 1926, along with a portrait of John D. Philbrick (1926.006) and at least one other medal (1975.599.15).

Bibliography

  • Museum's website (accessed May 28, 2019)

Comment

  • Museum's website (accessed May 28, 2019):
    John Dudley Philbrick (1818-1886) was born in Deerfield, NH. He was Superintendent of Boston Public Schools from 1856 to 1878. He was director of the U.S. exhibition at the Paris Exposition in 1878.