Barrett Wendell Medal

Barrett Wendell Medal
Title
Barrett Wendell Medal
Date 
1905
Medium 
Bronze
Dimensions 
diameter: 2 15/16 in. ( 7.4 cm )
Description 
Bronze struck cliche of medal obverse depicting clothed male bust with surrounding legend: "BARRETT.WENDELL.ANNO.AETATIS.SVAE.L.T.S.S.FECIT.A.D.MCMV."
Object Number 
INV.4928
Marks 
Inscription: on bust truncation: "T.SPICER-SIMSON/1905"
Gallery Label 
Barrett Wendell (1855-1921), an American educator and scholar, is perhaps best remembered for being the first teacher to offer a course in American literature at Harvard University (1898). His book "A Literary History of America" (1900) was one of the first systematic studies of the subject.
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Creative: Tronvig Group