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Catalog Number M-F85-145
Object Name Medal
Title American Philosophical Society Award for Merit
Artist Unknown
Date 1956
Description Obverse: AWARDED / FOR / MERIT / AMERICAN / PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY ; to the right, a small bust of Franklin facing left; below center, (feather) / 250th ANNIVERSARY / BENJAMIN FRANKLIN / 1706-1956 / (feather) / 50TH ANNIVERSARY / POOR RICHARD CLUB / OF PHILADELPHIA
Reverse: On a plaque in the center, an eagle with a ribbon behind, ALMANACK / "WE MAY MAKE / THESE TIMES / BETTER IF WE / BESTIR OURSELVES / … POOR RICHARD
Material Bronze
Dimensions H-12.7 W-6.35 D-0.635 cm
Credit line American Philosophical Society
Search Terms 20th century
twentieth century
Philadelphia
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