The success of his National Peace Jubilee, and the end of the Franco-Prussian war led Patrick Gilmore to organize an even larger celebration, the World Peace Jubilee. This time the event lasted 18 days, closing on July 4, 1872. The audience was able to hear 2000 instrumentalists and 20,000 adult voices, as well as the orchestra of Johann Strauss, and bands from England, France, Germany and the United States. One side of the medal bears in its center, "World's Peace Jubilee, Boston, 1872"; the reverse side has the names of countries and the words "Projector" and "Conductor" on the four arms
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