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Creator Role

sculptor producer issuer

Description

The medal's obverse design depicts the left-side profile of Robert E. Lee, the commanding general of the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. Lee holds a sword raised in his proper right hand. On the reverse, two male figures fight with swords on horseback.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1965

Measurement

1 3/4 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

obverse: THE HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT AMERICANS AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY / 1808 ROBERT E. LEE 1870 reverse: BROTHER / BROTHER / [artist stamp] 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

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

3154.46

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.

Robert E. Lee Commemorative Medal (from Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University Medal Series)

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