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The medal's obverse design depicts the left-side profile of Peter Cooper, an American industrialist, inventor, and philanthropist. He is best-known for creating the first steam locomotive, the Tom Thumb, and establishing the The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. On the reverse, an outdoor scene is pictured. Four figures walk through a desert terrain at night. Natural rock formations, trees, and the night sky are pictured in the background. The silhouette of Pegasus is pictured on the moon.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
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1 3/4 inches (diameter)
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obverse: 1791 / 1883 / Peter Cooper [facsimile signature] reverse: © THE HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT AMERICANS AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY 1964 / FOUNDER OF COOPER INSTITUTE edge: MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. BRONZE
Cooper, Peter, 1791-1883; 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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