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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Downtown

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Myers Building reflected in the National City Bank Building. Old State Capitol. Springfield, Illinois.

Edit to add: I'm becoming a minor authority on spotting Abe Lincoln in New York City (from afar). Love this photo. What speech or paper is he holding?

Posted by Marie at March 29, 2007 11:07 PM

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I'd say it's his second inaugural. His attire looks more like January in Washington than November in Gettysburg. But I will surely yield to your superior knowledge of Mr Lincoln. :)

"With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right ..."

Had to memorize it in high school. Only remember that part.

Posted by: Rob Author Profile Page at March 30, 2007 9:12 AM

Here's a description of that statue (which does not say what he's holding): http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_your_park/historical_signs/hs_historical_sign.php?id=9717

And here's what he's holding:


Though posed in a classical stance, Lincoln is depicted as a real man, holding a copy of the Emancipation Proclamation, on which are inscribed the words, “Shall be forever free.”

If I read the description correctly, this is the first statue of Lincoln erected (1869) in the United States. Good find! (It's about a mile from my brother's place in Brooklyn; I'll pay a visit the next time I'm there. ...)

Posted by: Dan at March 31, 2007 12:24 AM