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Franklin Institute Silver Award Medal for Photography, engraved "To McClees & Germon / Philada, Pa / For / Talbotypes / 1851" 
1851 
  
Medal 
Internet - Original source ill-defined 
Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates, Americana & Fine Antiques Auction, 23 June 2018, Lot: 1148 
  
 
LL/83940 
  
FRANKLIN INSTITUTE SILVER AWARD MEDAL FOR PHOTOGRAPHY, obverse with embossed "FRANKLIN INSTITUTE OF THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA" encircling a bust of Benjamin Franklin signed for Christian Gobrecht (American, 1785-1844) with "1824" below, reverse embossed with "REWARD OF SKILL AND INGENUITY" above wreath engraved "To McClees & Germon / Philada, Pa / For / Talbotypes / 1851". House in a fitted thermoplastic daguerreotype case. Circa 1851. Medal 2" D, 3 1/4" x 3 3/4" case. 
 

 
  
 
  
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