Lincoln Monument is a monument honoring Abraham Lincoln in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. One of the first initiated in memory of the assassinated president, the monument was designed by neoclassical sculptor Randolph Rogers and completed in 1871. It is now located northeast of the intersection of Kelly Drive and Sedgley Drive, opposite Boathouse Row. The twice-life-size bronze sculpture depicts a seated Lincoln in the act of signing the Emancipation Proclamation. The granite base is in three sections: The upper section features four bronze plaques depicting a laurel wreath and crossed swords (east), crossed American flags (west), the Seal of the City of Philadelphia (north), and the Great Seal of the United States (south). At the corners, bronze eagles stand atop granite scrolls before bronze garlands of laurel leaves. The middle section features the monument’s dedication inscription and quotations from the Emancipation Proclamation, Gettysburg Address, and Second Inaugural Address. The lower section is sloped and rough-cut, with projecting buttresses at the corners.
2912 Sedgley Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USA
Actor: Pete Simpson
Written by: George Saunders