Commemorating the flight of the balloon Le Gal Cambronne from besieged Paris,
January 23, 1871.
French, 19th Century
Gift from the Library of Congress
Transferred from the Library of Congress, Science Division
Le Gal Cambronne Jeton; Obverse: relief of a gas free balloon depicted in the center of the medal, embossed text "PART DE LA GARE DE L'EST CONDUIT PAR LE MARIN TRISTAN, LA Gal CAMBRONNE, LE 23 JANUR 1871"; Reverse: embossed text "REPUBLIQUE DE FRANCAISE, BALLON DU SIEGE DE PARIS".