Illustrated Medallic History of United States
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MEDALLIC HISTORY OF UNITED STATES of AMERICA 1776-1876
By J F Loubat
Medals, by means of the engraver's art, perpetuate in a durable form and within a small compass which the eye can embrace at a glance, not only the features of eminent persons, but the dates, brief accounts, and representations direct or emblematical of events they rank, therefore, among the most valuable records of the past, especially when they recall men, deeds, or circumstances which have influenced the life of nations. How much light has been furnished for the study of history by the concise and faithful testimony of these silent witnesses! The importance of medals is now universally acknowledged.
This book is a thoroughly researched work on the medals of the United States in the first century of its independence.
There were 86 medals given away by congress in these 100 years starting with the gold medal, for George Washington for his siege of boston, specially engraved in paris under the direction of Benjamin Franklin.
This definitive and exhaustive history of medals contains illustrations of the medals, biographical sketches, descriptions and resolutions and letters related to the medals.
This eBook contains 170 Illustrations of the Medals