|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|
|Collection||Hoboken Parades & Events Collection|
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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|Year Range from||1933|
|Year Range to||1933|
World War I
American Legion - Post 107
|Caption||medal, both sides|
|Notes||Enlistment and service dates for Lannvier were not stated by donor and has not been researched.|
Social & Personal Activity
Parades & Pageants