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Creator Role

sculptor producer issuer

Description

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.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1966

Measurement

1 3/4 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

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.

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

commemorative medal

Class

coins & medals

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

3154.83

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.

John Greenleaf Whittier Commemorative Medal (from Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University Medal Series)

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