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The medal's obverse features a design after Lloyd Ostendorf's original artwork that depicts Lincoln delivering the "House Divided" speech. On the reverse, a quotation from the speech appears. A laurel wreath borders the lower half of the medal. The medal is mounted in a leather slipcase album, which is Volume II of a two-volume set. (Volume I is a short work entitled Abraham Lincoln: An Autobiographical Narrative, written and edited by Ralph Geoffrey Newman.)
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
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1 1/2 inches (diameter)
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.999 fine silver
obverse: THE LIFE OF LINCOLN / The House Divided reverse: The House Divided / A house divided against it- / self cannot stand. I believe / this government cannot en- / dure, permanently half-slave / and half-free. / Republican State Convention / Springfield, Illinois / 18 June, 1858
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Medals; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Oratory; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Political career before 1861
coins & medals
[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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