St. Louis Mercantile Library Art Museum

The St. Louis Mercantile Library has, since its founding, considered art as essential to accomplishing its educational and cultural mission. Inspired by its first exhibited work of art – a painting lent by Charles Deas – the Library has developed a significant permanent collection of paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture, decorative arts and folk art. These works relate to and complement the Library’s archival and manuscript holdings by providing visual documentation of the physical and cultural development of our city, state, and nation.
St. Louis Mercantile Library Art Museum
James Buchanan, President of the United States Token (Reverse)
Reverse of 1 and 1/14-inch gold-tone token with profile portrait of James Buchanan and the text "James Buchanan, President of the United States 1857" in low relief surrounding the portrait. On the reverse, the figures of a male settler and a Native American stand facing one another in front of an American flag with the words "Labor, Virtue, Honor" above the scene, all in low relief.

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