Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln: The Man (also called Standing Lincoln) is a larger-than-life size 12-foot (3.7 m) bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States. The original statue is in Lincoln Park in Chicago, and later re-castings of the statue have been given as diplomatic gifts from the United States to the United Kingdom, and to Mexico.

Completed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens in 1887, it has been described as the most important sculpture of Lincoln from the 19th century. At the time, the New York Evening Post called it “the most important achievement American sculpture has yet produced.  Abraham Lincoln II, Lincoln’s only grandson, was present, among a crowd of 10,000, at the initial unveiling. The artist later created the Abraham Lincoln: The Head of State (‘Seated Lincoln’) sculpture in Chicago’s Grant Park.

Actor: Pete Simpson
Written by: George Saunders
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