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Creator Role

sculptor producer issuer

Description

The medal's obverse design depicts the right-side profile of Walt Whitman, an American poet and humanist. On the medal's reverse, seven figures are pictured: a brick layer, an industrial worker, a gentleman/businessman, a woman with a child, a woman scrubbing a floor, and a man working a plow in a field.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1971

Measurement

1 3/4 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

obverse: 1819 / 1892 / DEXTER JONES Sc. / WALT WHITMAN reverse: THE HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT AMERICANS / AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY / "EACH OF US INEVITABLE, EACH OF US LIMITLESS / EACH OF US WITH HIS OR HER RIGHT / UPON THE EARTH / 19©71 edge: 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

3154.82

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.

Walt Whitman Commemorative Medal (from Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University Medal Series)

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