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Creator Role

sculptor producer issuer

Description

The medal's obverse design depicts a bust portrait of David Glasgow, a flag officer in the U.S. Navy during the American Civil War and famous for saying, ""Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead."" The medal's reverse features an image of Glasgow standing on a ship mast net calling down to the crew below him. Two other ships are pictured in the scene's background.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1967

Measurement

1 3/4 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

obverse: DAVID GLASGOW FARRAGUT / 1801 / 1870 reverse: THE HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT AMERICANS AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY / © 1967 L de GERENDAY edge: MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. BRONZE

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

commemorative medals

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

3154.43

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.

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

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