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The medal's obverse features a design after Lloyd Ostendorf's original artwork that depicts Lincoln steering a flatboat down the Mississippi River. On the reverse, a short biographical sketch regarding the voyage appears. A laurel wreath borders the lower half of the medal. The medal is mounted in a leather slipcase album, which is Volume II of a two-volume set. (Volume I is a short work entitled Abraham Lincoln: An Autobiographical Narrative, written and edited by Ralph Geoffrey Newman.)
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
1 1/2 inches (diameter)
Materials and Techniques Display
.999 fine silver
obverse: THE LIFE OF LINCOLN / Trip to New Orleans reverse: When nineteen, still residing / in Indiana, made trip upon a / flatboat to New Orleans. A / hired hand, merely, and a / son of the owner, without/ other assistance, made / the trip...
Flatboats; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Childhood and youth; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Medals; Mississippi River
coins & medals
[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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