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Creator Role

sculptor producer issuer

Description

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.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1969

Measurement

1 3/4 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

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.

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

3154.75

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.

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

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