Washington Irving 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 quarter-left profile of Washington Irving, an American author most famous for his short stories "Rip Van Winkle"" and ""The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." On the medal's reverse, a quill and olive branch are pictured at the center. A bearded man (possibly Rip Van Winkle), a male pilgrim, a Revolutionary War soldier, and the Headless Horseman are also pictured.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
1 3/4 inches (diameter)
Materials and Techniques Display
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obverse: WASHINGTON IRVING / 1783 / 1859 / A. BLOCK reverse: THE HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT AMERICANS AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY / ©1968 edge: MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y.
Irving, Washington, 1783-1859; 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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