Charles William Eliot Medal

  • W. Clark Noble, Charles William Eliot Medal, 1924, plaster, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1924.10.2

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William Clark Noble’s plaster cast represents a design for the reverse of a medal honoring Charles William Eliot (1834-1926), who served as president of Harvard University from 1869 to 1909 (see 1927.12.1). Eliot’s major accomplishments include editing the Harvard Classics and spearheading the elective system, which allowed students greater freedom in course selection. The quotation featured on the medal design may have come from Eliot’s often quoted public remarks.

Title
Charles William Eliot Medal
Artists
Date
1924
On View
Dimensions
6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

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Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – foliage – laurel
  • Object – written matter
Object Number
1924.10.2
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