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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.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
1 3/4 inches (diameter)
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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
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864; New York University. Hall of Fame for Great Americans
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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