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The Gold Standard. Virgin Gold. An allegorical representation of sound money. Represented by a virgin. On her head the morning star announcing the coming of Aurora, and uplifted in her right hand the rising sun that is shedding its light on the United States. In the left hand is a shield-medallion showing the bust of Major McKinley in bas relief. L. H. de Fernelmont, Sculptor.

Creator:
Unknown (Photographer)
Other Names:
Leonard H. de Fernelmont (American, active 1890s-1900s) (Artist)
Title:
The Gold Standard. Virgin Gold. An allegorical representation of sound money. Represented by a virgin. On her head the morning star announcing the coming of Aurora, and uplifted in her right hand the rising sun that is shedding its light on the United States. In the left hand is a shield-medallion showing the bust of Major McKinley in bas relief. L. H. de Fernelmont, Sculptor.
Date:
1896
Medium:
Albumen silver print
Dimensions:
Matt/Mount Size: 10 x 12 in. (25.4 x 30.5 cm) Print Size: 7 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. (19.7 x 24.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Transferred from the New York Public Library Picture Collection, 1990s.
Department:
Photography Collection
Object Number:
106PH1187.001
Markings:
Typescript caption label on mount, recto, and sculptor's stamp on verso.