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Morgan's "Photographic Society of Philadelphia" medal

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The middle name is from Zoins' post. Wikidoodle reports "Thomas."

There are manufacturing entries for two photo medals shown in Entry 105 "Medal accounts 1861-88." One in in January 1877 and the other is February 1878. Both are similarly described as "Lambert's Photographic Process medal." 10 silver and 18 bronzed medals were bought by Thomas H. McCollin in 1877. Here's a link to the Lambert medal:


Pages from 1877-1888 Chief Coiner Medal Account.jpg

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9 hours ago, RWB said:

Collector "Zoins" recently posted his photos of George Morgan's medal for the Photographic Society of Philadelphia.

The records of this society are in the Eastman Museum: https://www.eastman.org/photographic-society-philadelphia-records

Super interesting and beautiful! I have a degree in Commercial Photography from the days of emulsion film and I even have a couple awards from various Kodak photography contests in the early 90's. And even though I've been a coin collector since the 70's I'm not sure I recall ever seeing any coins or medals having to do with large photography clubs...Awesome. Thanks (and to Zoins too) for sharing!

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