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THE HUDSON— FULTON MEDAL.



FROM THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NUMISMATICS.



HUDSON-FULTON MEDAL.



DESIGNED UNDER DIRECTION



OF



THE AMERICAN NUMISMATIC SOCIETY.



ADOPTED AS ITS ONE OFFICIAL MEDAL BV THE HUDSON-FULTON CELEBRATION

COMMISSION, AND ISSUED UNDER THE SEALS OF

BOTH ORGANIZATIONS.



By

EDWARD D. ADAMS.



REPRINTED FROM

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NUMISMATICS.

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DESIGNED UNDER DIRECTION OF THE AMERICAN NUMISMATIC SOCIETY.

AnOPTEU AS ITS ONE OFFICIAL MEDAL BY THE HUDSON-FULTON CELEBRATION
COMMISSION, AND ISSUED UNDER THE SEALS OF BOTH OKC.ANIZATIONS.




lURSUANT to its authorized mission "to issue annually a series
of medals commemorative of notable events in the history of
this country or of persons who have rendered distinguished
services in the discovery of America," the Committee on the
Publication of Medals of The American Numismatic Society
recently published the fifth medal of its series, being that in commemoration
of the discovery of the Hudson River by Henry Hudson, and the first use
of steam in navigation on the Hudson River by Robert Fulton.

The subject of this medal was studied in the spring of 1908, and the
essential elements of the design were then submitted to Emil Fuchs' of Lon-
don, who undertook the composition and sculpture.

Upon the completion of the design and its execution in plaster, The
American Numismatic Society offered to place this medal at the disposal of
the Hudson-Fulton Celebration Commission as the joint issue of the two
organizations. This proposal was accepted, and, by resolution of the Com-



I V.m'\\ Fuchs, the sculptor, painter and medalli.-t, of
Austrian birth, a resident of London during the past
ten years, and a visitor to New York during the past
three winter seasons, has received the highest recogni-
tion for his various productions.

As a medaiUeur he has been best known in this
country by the two medals he modeled for the His-
panic Society of America, and by the medal made by
him for The American Numismatic Society to com-
memorate its Fiftieth Anniversary. His e.xquisite mar-
ble, in low relief, entitled " Chansons Religieuses," was
much admired when exhibited in New York three
years ago.

In England he has designed, by royal command, the
portrait medals known by the following titles:


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