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Creator Role

sculptor producer issuer

Description

The medal's obverse design depicts a bust portrait of Edwin Thomas Booth, an American actor and often considered to be the best actor of the nineteenth century. The reverse design features Booth dressed in costume as Hamlet, his most famous role.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1970

Measurement

1 3/4 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

obverse: EDWIN THOMAS BOOTH / 1833 / 1893 / A. AGOPFF, SC. [inscription] reverse: THE HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT AMERICANS / TO BE, OR NOT TO BE / © / 1970 / AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

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

3154.48

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.

Edwin Thomas Booth Commemorative Medal (from Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University Medal Series)

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