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Creator Role

sculptor producer issuer

Description

The medal's obverse design depicts the right-side profile of Stephen Collins Foster, commonly referred to as the father of American music. To the left of Foster's profile various musical symbols are also pictured. On the medal's reverse, a man is shown leaning against a tree playing a banjo. In the scene's background, three figures dance just outside of a house, which is situated on the bank of a body of water (possibly the Mississippi River). A riverboat is shown sailing on the water.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1963

Measurement

1 3/4 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

obverse: STEPHEN COLLINS FOSTER / 1826 / 1864 / W. HANCOCK reverse: THE HALL OF / FAME FOR GREAT / AMERICANS AT / NEW YORK UNIVERSITY / 1964© 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

3154.53

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.

Stephen Collins Foster Commemorative Medal (from Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University Medal Series)

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