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The medal's obverse features a design after Lloyd Ostendorf's original artwork that depicts Lincoln taking the Presidential Oath of Office. On the reverse, a short excerpt from Lincoln's First Inaugural Address 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
Approximate Creation Date
1 1/2 inches (diameter)
Materials and Techniques Display
.999 fine silver
obverse: THE LIFE OF LINCOLN / First Inaugural reverse: First Inaugural / "I am loth [sic] to close. We are / not animals, but friends. / We must not be enemies. / Though passion may have / strained, it must not break / our bonds of affection."
Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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