Title:John Henry Nash collection of commemorative medals
Creator/Contributor:Nash, John Henry, 1871-1947, creator, col
Commemorative medals or medallions, chiefly with portraits of British, French, and other European literary figures. Several
exposition souvenirs are present, including the Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary, the Panama-Pacific International Exposition,
and the Golden Gate International Exposition. One item represents the 1906 earthquake and fire in San Francisco, and was designed
by Louis Bottee. Other figures commemorated include Earl Howe; Charles, Marquis Cornwallis; the Duke of York; Friedrich Nietzsche;
Frederick the Great; Dante; and Rembrandt, among others.
Date:1794-1939, bulk 1900-1939 (issued)
Authors -- Portraits
Collected by printer John Henry Nash. Various artists; chiefly unidentified, but including Louis Bottee, Helen Culver, G.
Prud'homme, Gaunois, Domard, and E. Gatteaux.
Title devised by cataloger.
Medals commemorating historic printers have been transferred to the Bancroft Library's Book Artifacts (BART) collection.
Item list available in library.
2 boxes (68 medals) ; 15 x 20 cm or smaller, chielfy 5 cm diam. or smaller.
BANC PIC 1944.010--MED box 1 (items 1-6)
BANC PIC 1944.010--MED box 2 (items 7-68)
BANC PIC 1944.010