Samuel Finley Breese Morse Commemorative Medal (from Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University Medal Series)
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The medal's obverse design features a bust image of Samuel Finley Breese Morse, a contributor to the single-wire telegraph system and co-developer of Morse code. The reverse design depicts a woman holding a Pegasus-like figure in her proper right hand and a paint pallet [?] in her proper left. A cherub flies to her proper left and telegraph poles stand in the background.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
1 3/4 inches (diameter)
Materials and Techniques Display
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obverse: SAMUEL FINLEY BREESE MORSE / 1791 / 1872 / C.P. JENNEWEIN reverse: THE HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT AMERICANS / WHAT / HATH / GOD / WROUGHT / PICTORQUE ET INVENTOR / 19©63 / AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872; New York University. Hall of Fame for Great Americans
[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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