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The medal's obverse design depicts the left-side profile of John Greenleaf Whittier, an American Quaker, poet, and abolitionist most well-known for his work, Snow-Bound. On the reverse, a scene from his poem "Maud Muller" is shown. A man sits on the back of a horse, while a woman stands on the ground to his proper right. In her hands she holds a hat and a rake.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
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1 3/4 inches (diameter)
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obverse: ABOLITIONIST AND POET / 1807-1892 / THE HALL OF FAME FOR / GREAT AMERICANS / AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY / 19©66 / JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER reverse: FOR ALL SAD WORDS / OF TONGUE OR PEN / THE SADDEST ARE THESE: / "IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN!" / MAUD MULLER edge: MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y.
New York University. Hall of Fame for Great Americans; Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892
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[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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