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The medal's obverse design depicts a bust image of Eli Whitney, and American inventor best known for inventing the cotton gin. The reverse design feature a man, presumably Whitney, standing behind a cotton gin holding papers, two African-American people (male and female) operate the gin. Another figure can be seen in the scene's background.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
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1 3/4 inches (diameter)
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obverse: ELI / WHITNEY / 1765-1825 / ELEANOR PLATT reverse: THE HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT AMERICANS AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY / 19©64 edge: MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. BRONZE
New York University. Hall of Fame for Great Americans; Whitney, Eli, 1765-1825
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[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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