World War I

Croix Noir Award

A silver tarnished star shaped medallion with white, blue, and green enamel attached to a faded blue ribbon. Awarded to James Gordon Steese for his service in the aftermath of World War I.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2002.4

Location: Shelf 32

Subject: Award Medals, Military, World War I

Format: Currency/Medallions

Identification bracelet, c.1917

Silver chain bracelet with name and rank of Donald Beitzel Filler as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army during World War I.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00176

Location: Shelf 26 (housed with AC 00161 - AC 00180)

Subject: World War I, Military, Bracelet, Dog Tags

Format: Jewelry

Purple Heart Award, c.1910

A gold metal and purple enamel heart shaped medallion attached to a purple and white striped ribbon. In the center features the profile of a male bust. James Gordon Steese, a member of the Class of 1902, received this award during World War I. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2002.4

Location: Shelf 32

Subject: Award Medals, Military, World War I

Format: Currency/Medallions

World War I Victory Medal, 1919

A gold medal attached to a rainbow colored ribbon pin. On the front is the image of an angel holding a sword and a shield. On the reverse side is the image of the United States crest with an eagle. The engraved text around it reads "THE GREAT WAR FOR CIVILIZATION FRANCE ITALY SERBIA JAPAN MONTENEGRO RUSSIA GREECE GREAT BRITAIN BELGIUM BRAZIL PORTUGAL ROMANIA CHINA" and six stars aligned on the bottom edge of the medal. This object belonged to Albert Louther Demaree, class of 1923.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2010.4_1

Location: Shelf 34 Box 1

Subject: Award Medals, Military, World War I

Format: Currency/Medallions

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