BRONZE AMERICAN LEGION RETURN TO FRANCE MEDAL, 1927 BOX
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Scarce French art medal commemorating the 10th anniversary trip to France of the American Legion veterans in 1927. Obverse depicts a French farmer in front of his plow shaking hands with an American doughboy in uniform. Above the two figures are the words "POUR TOUJOURS", meaning "forever". the piece is also signed by the artist on the right side. The reverse of the medal depicts several ocean liners sailing from New York, with the Statue of Liberty in the background.In the immediate bottom (and optically closer) section is the French Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the outline of Paris. The title "VISITE DE l'AMERICAIN LEGION EN FRANCE" along with the date "SEPTEMBRE MCMXXVII". The reverse is again signed with the artisit's initials. The edge is marked "BRONZE". The medal bears the slightest trace of handling, but nothing in the way of scratches or dings. It has been protected by it's paperboard fitted box, which is tan with a gold "RF" (Republique Francaise) initial. Beautiful condition throughout.Rare and unusual find this complete.