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Issued by:
United Spanish War Veterans, American, 1904 - 1992  Search this
Medium:
bronze and ribbon
Dimensions:
2 5/8 x 7/8 x 1/4 in. (6.7 x 2.2 x 0.6 cm)
Type:
medals
Place depicted:
Puerto Rico, United States, Caribbean, Latin America, North and Central America
Cuba, Caribbean, Latin America, North and Central America
Philippines, Asia
Spain, Europe
Date:
after 1904
Description:
A bronze three piece Spanish American War Veterans medal with ribbon issued to members of the United Spanish War Veterans. At the top of the medal is bronze American eagle in mid-flight within a laurel wreath in front of a shield with vertical stripes and five-pointed stars. Attached to this piece is a ribbon in the shape of an American flag hanging vertically with thirteen stripes and thirteen stars. Attached to the bottom of the ribbon is a bronze piece consisting of a cavalry saber, an infantry rifle, and a naval anchor, all crossed. Attached to this piece is the final component of the medal which is a bronze Spanish American War cross, with the four arms (clockwise from right to left), reading: "PORTO RICO/ CUBA/ PHILIPPINES/ USA". This cross also contains the dates "1898-1902" with the words "SPANISH WAR VETERANS" surround a small circular military scene. On the reverse side of the cross the four arms read (clockwise from right to left): "NORTH/ SOUTH/ EAST/ WEST." At the center circle of the cross is a field of five-pointed stars and vertical stripes with the word "UNITED" atop the field of stars and stripes.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
Spanish-American War, 1898  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.155.217
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Awards and Medals
Exhibition:
Double Victory: The African American Military Experience
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd578a15def-e9f9-4ff7-874c-661064717a39
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.155.217