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Catalog Number 00.17.3
Object Name Medal, Service
Description Service medal in a rough cross shape, is suspended from a rainbow striped ribbon. Medal is brass-colored metal. Obverse has eagle with outstretched wings on top of county seal, a circle whose perimeter is marked / County of Sauk / State of Wisconsin /. An unfurled ribbon above the eagle reads / WORLD WAR SERVICE /. Reverse of medal has relief inscription / Presented by / the County of Sauk / in Grateful Recognition / of Patriotic Service / Rendered During / the / World / War / 1917-1918 /. Ribbon is rainbow-colored, ribbed silk faille and is pleated down to fit loop above eagle. Ribbon is Brass-colored bar-pin at top. Ornate border on pin and name / Molly B. Smith / on front.
Date 1920
People Smith, Molly Baun
Subjects WWi
Sauk County
Women's Overseas Service League
Red Cross
Search Terms WWI, American Red Cross, Sauk County, Wisconsin, Molly B. Smith, Women's Overseas Service League.
Provenance Belonged to Molly B. Smith, American Red Cross nurse in WWI. Given to Mae Morse and by her to Mildred Parsons for the Women's Overseas Service League, Tucson Unit, in May 1956.