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Creator Role

sculptor producer issuer

Description

The medal's obverse design depicts the quarter-left profile of Washington Irving, an American author most famous for his short stories "Rip Van Winkle"" and ""The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." On the medal's reverse, a quill and olive branch are pictured at the center. A bearded man (possibly Rip Van Winkle), a male pilgrim, a Revolutionary War soldier, and the Headless Horseman are also pictured.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1968

Measurement

1 3/4 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

obverse: WASHINGTON IRVING / 1783 / 1859 / A. BLOCK reverse: THE HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT AMERICANS AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY / ©1968 edge: MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y.

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

3154.74

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.

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

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