Mark Hopkins 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 portrait of Mark Hopkins, an American educator and theologian. The reverse image alludes to an quotation attributed to President James A. Garfield where he defines the ideal college as ""Mark Hopkins on one end of a log and a student on the other."" The scene shows just this, Hopkins seated at one end of a log with a bound volume in his hands. The student is seated to Hopkins's proper left, also equipped with a book. A tree makes up the scene's background.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
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1 3/4 inches (diameter)
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obverse: MARK HOPKINS / 1809 / 1887 / J.E.R. SC / EDUCATOR · THEOLOGIAN reverse: THE HALL OF FAME FOR GREAT / AMERICANS AT THE NEW / YORK UNIVERSITY 19©63 edge: MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. BRONZE
Hopkins, Mark, 1802-1887; 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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