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Award Medal - Piedmont Exposition Atlanta GA 1887

Piedmont Exposition Atlanta Georgiai 1887Piedmont Expo Bronze Award Medal
Bronze award medal, Piedmonty Exposition. Atlant GA. 45 mm. Very rare. (above)
Grover Cleveland - Piedmont Exposition Co. - Atlanta, GA Oct. 10-22, 1887. 35mm. Condition as MadeWhite Metal, Prooflike Surfaces. High relief bust of Grover Cleveland. Exposition Building on reverse.
 

Aluminum, 31.8 mm, 8.13 gm white medal. This is for the Piedmont Exposition of 1889 in Atlanta, GA. Obverse features the main building with the words PIEDMONT EXPOSITION across the top and the words Main Building at bottom. Reverse has the Phoenix rising from the fire and 1864 RESURGENS and 1889 and ATLANTA GA at bottom.


Our President Grove Cleveland Medal1887 Piedmont Exposition Medal

'Souvenir Piedmont Exposition, Atlanta, Ga, 1887

1 1/4 inch in diameter. Our President * Grover Cleveland -

 

The 1887 Piedmont Exposition, part state fair and part industrial exposition, attracts large crowds. The exposition features livestock shows, an art gallery, competitive games, examples of domestic arts, horse and bicycle races, balloon ascensions, and a visit by President Grover Cleveland.

1889 -- On February 20, the Piedmont Exposition Company uses proceeds from the Piedmont Exposition to purchase land from the Driving Club.

See other Atlanta Cotton Expo medals from Atlanta expo of 1895--1881 Atlanta International Cotton Exposition

Atlanta Cotton Expositions The Piedmont Exposition, held during October 1887, was a more regional event, with nearly 20,000 visitors on opening day. A crowd of more than 50,000 was on hand when Grady introduced the popular U.S. president, Grover Cleveland. After the exposition closed, civic leaders agreed that it had successfully expanded Atlanta's reputation as a place to visit and to conduct business

 

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