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The commemorative medal depicts a bust image of Matthew Fontaine Maury, one of the founders of oceanography, on its obverse. The reverse depicts and image of a blue whale diving into the ocean. To the whale's proper right, a man is shown walking on the bow of a ship and an octopus dives at its side. To its proper left, two divers and a school of fish swim underwater. A second ship is shown in the background.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
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1 3/4 inches (diameter)
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obverse: THE HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT AMERICANS AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY / 1806 1873 / MATTHEW FONTAINE MAURY reverse: SCIENCE MAN / OCEAN edge: MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. BRONZE
Maury, Matthew Fontaine, 1806-1873; New York University. Hall of Fame for Great Americans
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[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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