Francis Parkman Commemorative Medal (from Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University Medal Series)
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The obverse design features the right-side profile of France Parkman, an American author who penned The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life and France and England in North America. On the medal's reverse, several figures are pictured in a staggered formation. From left to right, the following are pictured: a covered wagon, a female pioneer, a male religious leader, a male Native American, a Frenchman [?], a British colonial man, and a ship. A large open book is pictured in the scene's background.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
1 3/4 inches (diameter)
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obverse: 1823 FRANCIS PARKMAN 1893 / E.R. Grove [facsimile signature] / HISTORIAN / SCHOLAR / AUTHOR reverse: THE / HALL OF FAME / FOR GREAT AMERICANS / AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY / ©1971 edge: MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. BRONZE
New York University. Hall of Fame for Great Americans; Parkman, Francis, 1823-1893
[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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