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Creator Role

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Description

The obverse design features the right-side profile of Henry David Thoreau, an American abolitionist and transcendentalist poet best known for his work Walden. One the reverse, a lakeside scene is depicted. Rays of sunshine shine down on the water, and its banks are surrounded by trees and other natural vegetation.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1963

Measurement

1 3/4 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

obverse: HENRY DAVID THOREAU / 1817 / 1862 reverse: HALL OF FAME OF GREAT AMERICANS / ONLY THAT DAY DAWNS / TO WHICH WE ARE AWAKE / AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY edge: MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. 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

3154.81

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.

Henry David Thoreau Commemorative Medal (from Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University Medal Series)

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