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The medal's obverse features a design after Lloyd Ostendorf's original artwork that depicts the Lincoln family in front of their log cabin in Kentucky. On the reverse, a short biographical sketch regarding Lincoln's birth appears. A laurel wreath borders the lower half of the medal. The medal is mounted in a leather slipcase album, which is Volume II of a two-volume set. (Volume I is a short work entitled Abraham Lincoln: An Autobiographical Narrative, written and edited by Ralph Geoffrey Newman.)
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
1 1/2 inches (diameter)
Materials and Techniques Display
.999 pure silver
obverse: THE LIFE OF LINCOLN / Kentucky Birth reverse: Kentucky Birth/ I was born February 12, / 1809, in Hardin County, / Kentucky. My Parents / were both born in Vir- / ginia, of undistinguish- / ed families. My mother / was of a family of the / name of Hanks.
Hodgenville (Ky.); Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Birthplace; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Childhood and youth; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Medals
coins & medals
[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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