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Creator Role

sculptor producer issuer

Description

The commemorative medal's obverse design depicts a bust profile image of Albert A. Michelson, an American physicist known for his work on the speed of light, from the shoulders up. The medal's reverse features an image of an interferometer atop a giant telescope that is focused on the star Betelgeuse.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1973

Measurement

1 3/4 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

obverse: ALBERT ABRAHAM MICHELSON / Albert A. Michelson [facsimile signature] / 1852-1931 reverse: THE HALL OF FAME OF GREAT AMERICANS / AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY /19©73 edge: E. Gordon Chandler / Sc. / MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. BRONZE

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

3154.8

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.

Albert Abraham Michelson Commemorative Medal (from Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University Medal Series)

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