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Benjamin Franklin Medal

1914
Robert Tait McKenzie (1867–1938)


Object Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Accession Number

1995.146

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

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The obverse depicts a profile portrait of an older Benjamin Franklin, who faces left and is dressed in contemporary clothes. Three small Tudorish roses 000000000000000000punctuate the lettering which surrounds the rim. The obverse is primarily taken over with lettering and a laurel branch which frames a banner of the recipient’s name. Awarded in 1926. Original presentation box.

Credit Line

Gift of the Jewell Family in memory of Anne Rea Jewell