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1898 Trans Mississippi & International Expostion of Omaha

 

 

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1897 Expo Award Medal1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition Award Medal

1898 TRANS-MISSISSIPPI and INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION AWARD MEDAL

by S.D. CHILDS & CO. ENGRAVERS CHICAGO. nice choclate color BU condition 2 1/2" dia.

   

1898 expo badge badge 1898 Trans Mississippi & International Exposition

 

TRANS MISSSIPPI & INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION OF 1898.

1898 Trans Mississippi & Int'l Exposition Vintage Medal Pin

Bronze expo badge. Top says Souvenir. On badge Trans Mississippi and Int'l Exposition - Omaha.

This is a rare souvenir vintage medal pin from the 1898 Trans Mississppi & International Expostition in Omaha.. This pin badge is in EXCELLENT condition and measures approx 35 MM not counting the Souvenir piece on top. Approx. 2 inches tall with top.

The medal was made by the Schwaab S. & S. as embossed by the maker
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1898 Expo Silver MedalTrans Missisiippi Expo medal
1898 Silver Medal -
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1898 TRANS MISSISSIPPI EXPOSITION OMAHA, NE SILVER MEDAL - SO CALLED DOLLAR

HIBLER AND KAPPAN CATALOG # - HK-281

MEDALS: OBVERSE: IS COMPOSITE PICTURE "OF ... THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMEN IN THE TRANS - MISSISSIPPI COUNTRY".

REVERSE: MOUNTED INDIAN SPEARING A BUFFALO. THE REVERSE WAS DESIGNED BY T. R. KIMBALL, OMAHA. ABOUT "25,000 OF THESE COINS WERE SOLD" BUT TODAY THEY ARE RARER THAN US COMMEMORATIVES.

The Trans Mississippi International Exposition of 1898 and the concurrent Indian Congress were held in Omaha, Nebraska from June 1, 1898 through November 1, 1898. The Exposition showcased the developed West from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Coast. Business and community leaders from the 24 states and territories lying west of the Mississippi River envisioned the Trans Mississippi Exposition as a way to revitalize the regional economy and to show that the West had recovered from the financial panic of 1893.

During the four months of the Exposition, over 2,600,000 people came to view it's 4,062 exhibits. The exhibits feature social achievements, economic productivity, and community growth of the western region. The Exposition stretched from 24th Street east to Sherman Avenue and from Pinkney Street north to Ames Avenue. Overall, it covered about 108 city blocks. The grand buildings of the Exposition no longer exist because of the poor quality of the construction materials. Most of the structures were built using green wood and plaster in order to keep the cost of these immense buildings down. more. omahapubliclibrary.org

   

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