Wednesday, March 29, 2017


At a family wedding in Lincoln, Nebraska we visited this tribute to presidential grace and dignity. The bronze statue (1912) is the first rendering of Abraham Lincoln created by Daniel Chester French. Later he was commissioned to sculpt the marble portrait in the Lincoln Memorial  of Washington, D. C.

The Rockport Granite Company supplied the finished stone for the Nebraska monument, seagreen granite from Blood Ledge Quarry. If you magnify the image you can see that it is inscribed with the entire Gettysburg Address. Altogether this homage to character in high office is good tonic today.

Photograph from the files of the Rockport Granite Company,
Sandy Bay Historical Society

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