Soldiers Home


Front: Hand painted design comprised of a multi-colored floral bouquet (including roses) at center and a either small spray or a single flower at each of the four corners. Hand painted in a slight arch at top: “[red] Souvenir of / [blue] Soldier’s Home. Hot Springs. S.D. / [red] 1902.
Rear: Same multi-colored, hand painted design of a flower or a small spray of flowers at each corner. Hand painted at center, in red and blue: “McKinley’s Favorite. / Rock of Ages. / Rock of ages, cleft for me. / Let me hide myself in thee; / Let the water and the blood. / From thy wounded side which flowed / Be of sin the double sure. / Save from wrath and make me pure.
Spine: Three painted green bands.
Fore Edge: Coved and gilded/painted gold; top and bottom edges are gilded/painted gold as well.

  • Date1902
  • MediumMarble, white with rose mottling
  • Dimensions (inches)4 x 3 x 13/16