Saturday, December 22, 2012
Thursday, November 8, 2012
For 2013, I have decided to commemerate the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the Gettysburg Address, by populating the calendar with photos of Lincoln statues in Gettysburg along with photographs that I have taken of Gettysburg and of the battlefield.
Here are just a few examples of some of the months from the desk calendars. If you are interested in purchasing a calendar (wall or desk) just drop me an email. The wall calendars are $12.00 a piece and the desk calendars are $6.00. Add $2.25 for postage and handling.
By the way, the missing Lincoln statue in the previous post was in Sydney, Australia.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
- The statue was erected in the 1890's.
- It resided in a large park. with a large number of other statues of famous men.
- The sculptor is unknown.
- Mr. Lincoln was sculpted from marble.
- The statue is now missing!
That is about as far as I can go with this one. Any more detail and I make it too easy to Google for the answer.
Send me your guesses and there will be a prize for the first correct guess.
Happy Valentine's Day to everyone and Happy Birthday Jeff and President Lincoln.
Love ya, Pops
Monday, December 26, 2011
It has been too long since I got back to my Lincolning blog but that does not mean that I have not been out and about visiting new and old Lincoln statues.
November found Wendy and me on the east coast in NYC, Philly and Gettysburg. There is a wonderful new Lincoln in New York and we visited and photgraphed three works in Philly.
After the first of the year, I'll post a couple of blog entries and will also upload some pictures to my photo site.
The picture above is of the Lincoln statue at the site of the Lincoln-Douglas Debate in Ottawa. Someone decided that Mr. Lincoln and Mr. Douglas looked cold standing out in the middle of the park in downtown Ottawa and outfitted each with a warm scarf. I am not sure if pranksters added the scarves or if the city fathers of Ottawa added them to the statues.
I am not a huge proponent of dressing Abe up in clothing butsomeday I will have to relate the story of the HUGE bra that was placed on the statue of Lincoln in front of Millikin University in Decatur, my long time city of residence. Rumour has it that my wife may have been involved. Those crazy college kids.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all. I hope your 2012 is spectacular!
Thursday, June 16, 2011
A couple of weeks ago, I was in the New Lenox area on business and brought my camera and tripod along for the ride. I had suspected that the statue might be one that I was already familiar with.
The other artist that has a number of Lincoln's installed around the country is Colorado sculptor Gary Lundeen. Lundeen's piece has Lincoln sitting on a bench, his hat next to him, and holding notes from the Second Inaugural Address given on March 4, 1865.
Lundeen's most prominent installation of this statue is in Union Square Park in Springfield. Union Square Park, located across the street from the Abraham Lincoln Museum, also contains a large bronze statue by famed Lincoln sculptor John McClarey of Decatur, Illinois.
In 2010, a larger copy of this work was dedicated in Boise, Idaho. Borglum was a native of Idaho. I was privileged to be the guest speaker at the dedication of this new copy of Borglum's masterpiece.