Emma Willard Commemorative Medal (from Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University Medal Series)
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The medal's obverse design depicts the right-side profile of Emma Willard, an American women's rights activist who founded the first school of higher education for women, Troy Female Seminary. The reverse pictures two women. One sits in a chair while holding a book. The other stands with her proper left hand on the seated woman's proper right shoulder. She draws back a curtain with her proper right hand. Behind the curtain, symbols for various educational disciplines are revealed, which include: celestial shapes, a globe and ship, a depiction of human anatomy, a soybean plant, and a frog.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
1 3/4 inches (diameter)
Materials and Techniques Display
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obverse: PIONEER FOR HIGHER / EDUCATION / FOR WOMEN / EMMA / WILLARD / 1787-1870 reverse: THE HALL OF FAME / R / A / W / FOR GREAT AMERICANS / AT NEW YORK / UNIVERSITY / 19©67 edge: MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. BRONZE
New York University. Hall of Fame for Great Americans; Willard, Emma, 1787-1870
[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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