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Creator Role

sculptor producer issuer

Description

The medal's obverse design depicts the right-side profile of James Fenimore Cooper, a nineteenth-century historical writer most famous for penning The Last of the Mohicans. On the reverse of the medal, a quill is pictured at the center. To its proper right, a bald eagle holds an anchor in its talons. Behind it, a mountain and ship are pictured. To the quill's proper left, a Native American man and natural rock landscape and vegetation are pictured.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1963

Measurement

1 3/4 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

"obverse: JAMES FENIMORE COOPER / 1789 / 1851 / G.W. CARTER reverse: THE HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT AMERICANS AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY / ©1963 edge: MEDALLIC ART CO. BRONZE"

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

commemorative medal

Class

Article

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

3154.7

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

James Fenimore Cooper Commemorative Medal (from Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University Medal Series)

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