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Creator Role

sculptor producer issuer

Description

The medal's obverse design depicts the left-quarter profile of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, an American poet best known for ""Paul Revere's Ride,"" The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline. The reverse features four figures, most likely the following characters from his works: Paul Revere, Evangeline, The Village Blacksmith, and Hiawatha. A tree is also pictured.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1970

Measurement

1 3/4 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

obverse: THE HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT AMERICANS AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY / 1807 / 1882 / ©1970 / HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW edge: MEDALLIC ART CO. NY.

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

commemorative medal

Class

coins & medals

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

3154.76

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.

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

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