David Livingstone Medal

David Livingstone Centenary Medal

The David Livingstone Centenary Medal was founded at the initiative of the Hispanic Society of America in March 1913, on the one-hundredth anniversary of the birth of the great African traveler. It is “awarded by The American Geographical Society for scientific achievement in the field of geography of the southern hemisphere.” Gutzon Borglum, the sculptor of Mt. Rushmore, was the designer of this unusually beautiful example of medallic art.