Mary Lyon 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 Mary Lyon, an American advocate for women's education and founder of the Wheaton Female Seminary (now Wheaton College) and Mount Holyoke Female Seminary (now Mount Holyoke College). On the reverse, three women are pictured standing behind a table. At their fronts, four smaller girls sit at the table. A lamp is pictured at the bottom and is surrounded by a laurel wreath.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
1 3/4 inches (diameter)
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obverse: THE HALL OF FAME © 1967 FOR GREAT AMERICANS / AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY / MARY LYON / 1797 1849 / KARL GRUPPE / AND / LAURA GARDIN FRASER / SCULPTORS reverse: FOUNDER / MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE edge: MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. BRONZE
Lyon, Mary, 1797-1849; 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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