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Creator Role

sculptor producer issuer

Description

The medal's obverse design features the quarter-left profile of Walter Reed, an American army physician who confirmed that yellow fever was transmitted by mosquitoes. The reverse design features an image of a mosquito atop a hexagonal shape.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1963

Measurement

1 3/4 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

obverse: 1851 • WALTER REED • 1902 / ABRAM / BELSKIE / Sc. reverse: THE HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT AMERICANS / 19 ©63 / 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

3154.25

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.

Walter Reed Commemorative Medal (from Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University Medal Series)

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