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Creator Role

sculptor producer issuer

Description

The medal's obverse design features a head-only portrait of Alexander Graham Bell, a Scottish-born inventor who is credited with inventing the telephone. The reverse design features three figures: a woman holding a baby with her proper left arm outstretched (left) and a man with his proper right arm outstretched (right). A bolt of electricity shoots between their fingertips. Various celestial bodies are pictured in the background.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1963

Measurement

1 3/4 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

obverse: THE HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT AMERICANS / 1847 ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL 1922 / AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY © edge: MEDALLIC ART CO. U.S. 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

3154.26

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.

Alexander Graham Bell Commemorative Medal (from Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University Medal Series)

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