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The medal's obverse features a design after Lloyd Ostendorf's original artwork that depicts Lincoln's marriage ceremony to Mary Todd Lincoln. On the reverse, a short biographical sketch regarding his failed reelection and marriage to Mary 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 pure silver
obverse: THE LIFE OF LINCOLN / Marriage to Mary Todd reverse: Marriage to Mary Todd / After 1840 declined re-election / for legislature. On Harrison / electoral ticket, 1840; on that / of Clay in 1844. In November, / 1842, was married to Mary, / daughter of Robert S. / Todd of Lexington.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Family; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Medals; Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882
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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