Henry Medal

ID: 74-10672

Creator: Hofmeister, Richard K

Form/Genre: Object

Date: 1974

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-009

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Summary

  • Joseph Henry Medal created to honor Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian from 1846 to 1878.
  • The medal was modeled in 1879, by William Barber, born in London, England, in 1807, and died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1879, and Charles Barber, born in London, England, in 1840 and died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1917. The medal is gold-plated bronze, 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 1/8 in. (6.3 x 6.3 x 0.4 cm). An example is located in the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Subject

  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Barber, Charles Edward 1840-1917
  • Barber, William 1807-1879
  • Mills, Clark
  • United States Mint

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

For another image of the medal see SIA2012-2866.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-009

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1974

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Photography
  • Negatives
  • Secretariats
  • Awards
  • Secretaries
  • Joseph Henry Medal
  • Medals
  • Photography--Negatives

Form/Genre

  • Object
  • Negative

ID Number

74-10672

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 4w x 5h; Type of Image: Object; Medium: Negative

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