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Creator Role

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Description

The medal's obverse features a design after Lloyd Ostendorf's original artwork that depicts Lincoln practicing law in Springfield, Illinois. On the reverse, a short biographical sketch regarding his law career 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.)

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1970

Measurement

1 1/2 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

.999 fine silver

Inscription

obverse: THE LIFE OF LINCOLN / Springfield Lawyer reverse: Encouraged to study law. / Borrowed books, and went / at it in earnest. Studied / with nobody. In 1836 ob- / tained a law license, and / in 1837 removed to Spring- / field and commenced / practice.

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

commemorative medal

Class

coins & medals

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.

Related Source

See item # 3802.9

ID

3801.9

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.

Springfield Lawyer Commemorative Medal (from The Life of Lincoln Medallic Biography Collection)

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