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Creator Role

sculptor producer issuer

Description

The medal's obverse design features a bust portrait of Horace Mann, an American educational reformer who believed that happiness was a natural human desire. On the reverse, a man clothed only in a small cloth wraps twine around the trunk of a small tree and support stake.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1971

Measurement

1 3/4 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

obverse: THE HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT AMERICANS AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY/ 19©70 / HORACE MANN / 1796 1859 / C.P. JENNEWEIN SC. reverse: DOCENDO / DISCIMUS 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

3154.86

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.

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

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