Commemorative Medal

Object number
46.7.001
Title
Medal Presented by President of the United States to Pleman Bezanson
Date
March 18 1895
Description
Gold medal inside a brown leather box with purple silk interior lining. "MEDAL PRESENTED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES to Pleman Bezanson [Peleoman Bezanson], First Mate of the British Schooner Gypsum Prince, for his heroic services in rescuing the captain and crew of the American Schooner B.H. Jones -- March 18, 1895." - Inscription on the card that comes with the box/medal. The medal has a the profile of a woman's face, facing left, surrounded by words "Presented by the President of the United States." Bezanson was a master of Sir Arthur Curtiss James' yacht Aloha. 
Materials
gold
leather
metal
wood
silk
Credit Line
Gift of the Estate of Captain Bezanson
Object Type
commemorative medals