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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.

Other Information


  • 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 (cm): 5 x 5
  • Local Code: 282*
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
http://www.mainehistory.org

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