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Barber, C.E. (fl. 1881) [Medal of James A. Garfield]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02783.03 Author/Creator: Barber, C.E. (fl. 1881) Place Written: s.l. Type: Object Date: 1881 circa Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Front of medal features James A. Garfield in relief profile with the words "James A. Garfield." Verso, designed by C.E. Barber, features a wreath with the following words inside: "Inaugurated President of the United States March 4 1881 - Assassinated July 2, 1881 - Died Sept. 19, 1881."

People: Barber, C.E., fl. 1881.
Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881.

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Keywords/Subjects: President Assassination Inauguration, Art, Music, Theater, and Film

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