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The medal's obverse features a design after Lloyd Ostendorf's original artwork that depicts the Lincoln family traveling in a covered wagon. On the reverse, a short biographical sketch regarding the Lincolns' move to Indiana and the death of the family matriarch, Nancy Lincoln, appears. A laurel wreath borders the lower half of the medal. The medal is mounted in a leather slipcase album, which is Volume II of a two-volume set. (Volume I is a short work entitled Abraham Lincoln: An Autobiographical Narrative, written and edited by Ralph Geoffrey Newman.)
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
1 1/2 inches (diameter)
Materials and Techniques Display
.999 pure silver
obverse: THE LIFE OF LINCOLN / Indiana Years reverse: Indiana Years / Removed from Kentucky to / what is now Spencer County / Indiana, in my eighth year. / It was a wild region with / many bears. My mother / died in my tenth year.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Childhood and youth; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Medals; Lincoln, Nancy Hanks, 1784-1818
coins & medals
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
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