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The medal's obverse design features the left-side profile of Sidney Lanier, an American author, poet, musician, and Confederate soldier during the American Civil War. The medal's reverse features a scene where Lanier sits at the base of a tree while gazing at a sunset. He holds a writing utensil in his proper right hand and papers at his knees. A flute also sits by his side.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
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1 3/4 inches (diameter)
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obverse: THE HALL OF FAME OF GREAT AMERICANS AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY / 1842 / 1881 / 19©69 / SIDNEY LANIER reverse: Beauty / dieth not / and the heart / that needs it / will find it / JULIAN HARRIS Sc. edge: MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y.
Lanier, Sidney, 1842-1881; New York University. Hall of Fame for Great Americans
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[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
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