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John Henry Nash collection of commemorative medals [graphic].
BANC PIC 1944.010--MED box 1 (items 1-6); BANC PIC 1944.010--MED box 2 (items 7-68); BANC PIC 1944.010
Collection Overview

Title:

John Henry Nash collection of commemorative medals

Creator/Contributor:

Nash, John Henry, 1871-1947, creator, col

Abstract:

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)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Authors -- Portraits

Note:

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.

Type:

graphic
Medals.

Physical Description:

graphic
2 boxes (68 medals) ; 15 x 20 cm or smaller, chielfy 5 cm diam. or smaller.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 1944.010--MED box 1 (items 1-6)
BANC PIC 1944.010--MED box 2 (items 7-68)
BANC PIC 1944.010

Origin:

California

Related Item:

John Henry Nash collection : Nash, John Henry, : 1871-1947