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Creator Role

sculptor producer issuer

Description

The medal's obverse design depicts a bust portrait of John Quincy Adams, the sixth United States President and eighth United States Secretary of State. On the reverse, Adams is pictured standing with a crumpled piece of paper in his proper right hand. Both of his arms are raised, and three men either sit or stand to the side and watch Adams deliver a speech.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1972

Measurement

1 3/4 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

obverse: JOHN QUINCY ADAMS / 1767 / 1848 reverse: THE HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT AMERICANS AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY / 19©72 / OLD MAN ELOQUENT 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

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

3154.61

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.

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

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