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Title Medal: American Legion. 15th Anniversary Armistice Celebration. Hoboken, N.J. 1918-1933. Belonging to Hoboken WWI veteran Frank Anthony Lannvier.
Object Name Medal, Commemorative
Catalog Number 2015.001.0054
Collection Hoboken Parades & Events Collection
Credit Museum Collections.
Description Commemorative medal: American Legion. 15th Anniversary Armistice Celebration. Hoboken, N.J. 1918-1933.

Hexagonal (1-5/16") gold-finished metal with relief; sewn ribbon 1-1/2" wide with pin clasp; overall length 2-3/8". Manufactured by Whitehead & Hoag (Newark.)

With" presentation case, marked in gilt on purple silk lining inside cover: Jos. Lutz, Juwelier, Mainz-Wiesbaden. Leather covered hinged clamshell box with spring clasp; removable purple velvet lined bottom insert with fold-out easel back; purple silk inside cover.

The German jewelry case was apparently a memento or souvenir from overseas duty used to store this newer souvenir of war service. The purple velvet lining shows the impression from a pendant with chain once found in the case.

Medal front has a profile portrait of a World War One soldier with the American Legion symbol. Reverse has the text for the fifteenth anniversary.

Hoboken celebrated this event on November 6, 1933 with a parade even though the armistice day was November 11th.
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Date 1933-1933
Year Range from 1933
Year Range to 1933
Search Terms World War I
U.S. Army
American Legion - Post 107
Caption medal, both sides
Imagefile 334\20150010054-3.TIF
Notes Enlistment and service dates for Lannvier were not stated by donor and has not been researched.
Classification War
Social & Personal Activity
Parades & Pageants