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Creator Role

sculptor producer issuer

Description

The medal's obverse design features the left-side profile of Mark Twain, a pseudonym for Samuel Clemens, who was the author of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. On the reverse, an image of Huckleberry Finn is featured. The boy wears a straw hat and holds a fishing pole. A riverboat sails on the Mississippi River in the background.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1963

Measurement

1 3/4 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

obverse: SAMUEL LANGHORNE CLEMENS / 1835 MARK TWAIN 1910 reverse: THE HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT AMERICANS AT THE NEW YORK UNIVERSITY / 19©63 / C.P. JENNEWEIN 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

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

3154.69

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.

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

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