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Commemorative Medal, "150th Anniversary of Washington's Inauguration" From the 1939 New York World's Fair

1939

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford

The 1939-40 New York World's Fair encouraged a depression-weary public that the future would be rosy. Souvenirs often reflected the exposition's utopian "Building the World of Tomorrow" theme and reminded fairgoers of the nation's proud history. This medal features the fair's futuristic architectural icons, the Trylon and Perisphere, and commemorates the 150th anniversary of George Washington's presidential inauguration.

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  • Title: Commemorative Medal, "150th Anniversary of Washington's Inauguration" From the 1939 New York World's Fair
  • Date Created: 1939
  • Location: United States, New York, New York
  • Subject Keywords: Washington, George, 1732-1799, Exhibitions, Commemorations, Presidential inaugurations, World's fairs, New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.), Medals, Souvenirs
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Medal
  • Object ID: 85.127.239
  • Image ID: THF151757
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of the Estate of Stanley H. Cousineau.

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