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Creator Role

sculptor producer issuer

Description

The medal's obverse design features a forward-facing bust image of Robert Fulton, an American engineer who developed a commercially successful steamboat, The North River Steamboat of Clermonts. The reverse design depicts a riverboat sailing on water in the scene's background as eight figures wave in the foreground.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1966

Measurement

1 3/4 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

obverse: ROBERT / FULTON / 1765-1815 / THE / HALL OF FAME OF GREAT / AMERICANS / AT NEW YORK / UNIVERSITY / 19©66 / RALPH J. MENCONI reverse: NEW YORK TO ALBANY - AUGUST 17·19-1807 / NORTH RIVER / STEAMBOAT/ OF / CLERMONT 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

3154.27

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

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