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Ward, John Quincy Adams (1830-1910) [Sketches of medal designs for American Institue award, male and female figures surrounded by symbols]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06343.155 Author/Creator: Ward, John Quincy Adams (1830-1910) Place Written: s.l. Type: Sketch Date: circa 25 August 1867 Pagination: 2 p. ; 22.8 cm x 27.5 cm.

Eagle seal on reverse side. Graphite.

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