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The medal's obverse design features a bust portrait of James Buchanan Eads, an American civil engineer and inventor who built the first road and rail bridge across the Mississippi in St. Louis. The reverse design depicts a merman whose legs, while separated, have fins instead of feet. The merman is submerged underwater and seems to be pushing his hands against two banks of a body of water, the Mississippi River.
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 RAW 19©71 / JAMES BUCHANAN EADS reverse: THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI IS TAMED / BY HIS KNOWLEDGE AND BY HIS WORKS edge: MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. BRONZE
Eads, James Buchanan, 1820-1887; 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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