Akers commemorative medal, 1854

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Sculptor Benjamin Paul Akers (1825-1861) received this commemorative silver medal at the 1854 Exhibition and Fair of the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association. The award was for his bas relief of "Peace."

Akers was a native of Saccarappa (Westbrook) and was a noted sculptor.

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About This Item

  • Title: Akers commemorative medal, 1854
  • Creator: F. B. Smith and F. Hartman
  • Creation Date: 1854
  • Subject Date: 1854
  • Town: Westbrook
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Silver
  • Dimensions: 5 cm x 5 cm
  • Local Code: 282*
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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