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Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Received by:
Mattiwilda Dobbs Janzon, American, 1925-2015  Search this
Subject of:
Louise Alexandra Marie Irene Mountbatten, Swedish, 1889 - 1965  Search this
Medium:
metal, cloth
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 3 1/8 x 2 1/2 x 1/2 in. (7.9 x 6.4 x 1.3 cm)
Type:
medals
Place made:
Sweden, Europe
Date:
1957
Description:
The Swedish Red Cross Medal of Honor presented to Mattiwilda Dobbs by Queen consort Louise in1957. The medal has a red and white ribbon tied in a bow at the top. A small metal ring connects the bow to the round medal. The medal has depictions on both sides. One side has three crowns over a cross. Lettering around the interior edge reads: SVENSKA / RODA / KORSET. The other side of the medal features a depiction of a person wearing a cape holding the back and arm of another person. Small writing on the interior edge reads: CARITAS. A leaf like patter circles around the outer edge on both sides of the medal.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Opera (Music)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Mattiwilda Dobbs
Object number:
2011.135.3
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Awards and Medals
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5d3f09182-ff7d-4259-9953-ed0aae1aa67e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.135.3