Award Medal, 1905 Lewis & Clark Exposition, Best Apples

Award Medal, 1905 Lewis & Clark Exposition, Best Apples

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Award medal from the 1905 Lewis & Clark Exposition in Portland, Oregon.  Meant to represent all classes of award (Bronze, Silver, Gold), struck in Bronze by Butterfield Brothers of Portland. This is an engraved example, awarded to Henry Avery of Eggermont Orchards, Hood River, OR, for "Best Exhibit of Spitzenberg Apples".  Eggermont was well enough known to have shipped Apples to as far away as Europe with some distinction.  Henry Avery may also be related to Joseph Avery, founder of Corvallis, OR and later Governor of the Oregon Territory. The Avery family originally came into Oregon and settled at Oregon City (near today's Portland), down river from the town of Hood River. Some light marks and signs of light handling, a noticeable stain and holed at top for likely mounting in a frame or similar.  Awards from the L&C included a large format Award certificate, and it was common in the era to mount a Certificate in a frame for display - mounting this medal within such a framed display or next to it would be a natural. 

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