"A portrait is a picture in which there is just a tiny little something not quite right about the mouth." -- John Singer Sargent

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Abraham Lincoln


This statue of Abraham Lincoln delivering the Gettysburg Address by Stanley Watts stands in from of the Adams County Library in  Gettysburg, PA. It was dedicated on November 23,  2013. Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address on Nov. 19, 1863, 150 years and four days before the dedication of this statue.
“The Lincoln statue will be a popular addition to downtown Gettysburg,” said Adams County Library System director Rob Lesher. “It reinforces for visitors and residents of the community the significance of President Abraham Lincoln and the lasting legacy of the Gettysburg Address. We are grateful to Scott Higgins, John Pinto and Stanley J. Watts for making possible this wonderful addition to our library.” -- PRWeb.

The statue was given by the sculptor to the town of Gettysburg in 2008 on the stipulation that the town find a place for it. The local School Board rejected the placement of the statue in Alumni Park and it eventually landed in front of the Public Library, sponsored by the families of John H. Pinto and H. Scott Higgins.





Four Score and Seven Years Ago...



The bike racks at the Gettysburg library paraphrase Lincoln:

All Are Created
Equal
Gettysburg

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