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.
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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