White metal Medal, 1858. 0000.999.8214

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Obverse: THE CRYSTAL PALACE FOR THE EXHIBITION/OF THE INDUSTRY OF ALL NATIONS./NEW YORK, 1853.|PRESIDENT: THEODORE SEDGWICK, ESQR:/ARCHITECTS:/MESSRS: CARSTENSEN and GILDEMEISTER,/LENGTH 365 FEET, WIDTH 365 FEET/HEIGHT OF DOME 148 FEET,/GLAZED SURFACE 206,000 SUP FEET,/OCCUPIES 5 ACRES/OF GROUND./ESTIMATED VALUE $450,000. - view of the Crystal Palace in flames, building statistics in exergue
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Reverse: DESTROYED BY/FIRE/OCTOBER 5. 1858,/ IN 40 MINUTES.|THE/AMERICAN INSTITUTE/OCCUPYING IT FOR THEIR/ANNUAL FAIR|3000 VISITORS PRESENT. - text