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Creator Role

sculptor producer issuer

Description

The bronze commemorative medal depicts a bust image of Joseph Henry (an American scientist). Its reverse features an image of the Earth encircled by a ring of lightening. Men, women, and children stand at the Earth's base with arms outstretched.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1972

Measurement

1 3/4 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

obverse: JOSEPH HENRY / 1797 1878) reverse: THE HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT AMERICANS AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY / HIS ELECTROMAGNETS GAVE THE WORLD / THE TELEGRAPH AND OPENED / THE WAY TO THE AGE OF / ELECTRIC POWER 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

3154.6

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.

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

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