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Description

The medal's obverse features a design after Lloyd Ostendorf's original artwork that depicts the Lincoln family traveling in a covered wagon. On the reverse, a short biographical sketch regarding the Lincolns' move to Indiana and the death of the family matriarch, Nancy Lincoln, 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.)

Description Source

See item # 3801.2

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 / Indiana Years reverse: Indiana Years / Removed from Kentucky to / what is now Spencer County / Indiana, in my eighth year. / It was a wild region with / many bears. My mother / died in my tenth year.

Creation Location

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

Work Type

commemorative medal

Class

Article

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.

ID

3802.2

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.

Indiana Years Commemorative Medal (from The Life of Lincoln Medallic Biography Collection)

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