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Description

The medal's obverse design features a seated portrait of Harriet Beecher Stowe, the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Her hands are in her lap, and she holds a writing utensil and paper. Beneath her image, two dogs and man with a gun are shown chasing a woman and child up a hill. On the reverse, Confederate and United States flags are pictured intersecting at the top of the medal. Several rifles appear behind the flags, and the image of an eagle is placed at the center of the intersection. At the medal's bottom, a decorative border lines the edge.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1970

Measurement

1 3/8 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

bronze

Inscription

obverse: HARRIET BEECHER STOWES · "UNCLE TOM'S CABIN" / 1852 reverse: THE HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR / Acclaimed as the / "Greatest Book of the Age," / the anti-slavery novel found advocates in the / North and resentment / in the south.

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

3803.1

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.

Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin (from the History of the Civil War Medal Collection)

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