Medalet celebrating the inauguration of President James A. Garfield, Washington, 1881. Brass. DeWitt JG 1880-9. Holed for suspension. OBV: Bust of Garfield to left; inscription around, JAMES A. GARFIELD. REV: Above, representation of the White House; center, a scene depicting a boy horseback towing boat in canal; in exergue, CANAL BOY 1845/ PRESIDENT U.S/ INAUGURATED MAR. 4. 1881.
Garfield's inauguration in March was followed by his assassination in July and death in September.