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Catalog Number 2017.064.011
Object Name Medal
Description One "Chevalier des Palmes Académiques" medal that was given to Henry D. Brown in 1963. The medal consists of a pale blue moire satin ribbon on top with a metal loop at the bottom that holds a decorative metal insignia of two crossed palm fronds. The insignia is made of brass with a silver and black enamel finish. A metal stickpin with two points is located on the back of the ribbon to provide a means of attachment to clothing. An accompanying white paper card has a gold-colored emblem at the top with handwritten blue ink text that reads "Conferred upon Henry D. Brown, Detroit Historical Museum, by the Government of France at Detroit, Michigan, 1963" and "[illegible signature], Consul General of France." Black printed text at the bottom of the card reads "The Consul General of France and Mrs. Jacques Dircks-Dilly request the pleasure of your company at a reception."
Collection Biographical
Date 1963
Dimensions H-3.375 W-1.25 D-0.125 inches
Material Brass/Satin
People Brown, Henry D.
Search Terms Chevalier des Palmes Académiques