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Creator Role

sculptor producer issuer

Description

The obverse design features the right-side profile of France Parkman, an American author who penned The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life and France and England in North America. On the medal's reverse, several figures are pictured in a staggered formation. From left to right, the following are pictured: a covered wagon, a female pioneer, a male religious leader, a male Native American, a Frenchman [?], a British colonial man, and a ship. A large open book is pictured in the scene's background.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1971

Measurement

1 3/4 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

obverse: 1823 FRANCIS PARKMAN 1893 / E.R. Grove [facsimile signature] / HISTORIAN / SCHOLAR / AUTHOR reverse: THE / HALL OF FAME / FOR GREAT AMERICANS / AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY / ©1971 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

3154.52

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.

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

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