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"...For Whom He Saved the Union..."

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 19 February 2018 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Daniel Chester French, the leading American sculptor of the day, created the famous statue of Abraham Lincoln which dominates the interior of the Lincoln Memorial. The memorial plans originally specified a 12-foot bronze statue, but it proved out of scale for the huge building. The finished statue is 19 feet tall, carved out of 28 blocks of white Georgia marble. French later had special lighting installed to enhance the figure. Visitors sometimes ask if the hands have special significance (such as forming the letter "A" in sign language), but there is no indication French intended it.

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Ginnie from Netherlands

I really like your up-close-and-personal view of this famous DC landmark, Steven.

19 Feb 2018 6:00am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Lieu mythique que le Capital et très belle sculpture de A. Lincoln
Bonne journée Steven

19 Feb 2018 7:03am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Pardon, Capitol bien sûr, désolée pour la faute de frappe

19 Feb 2018 7:03am

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

A beautiful well lit image.

19 Feb 2018 7:19am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Beautiful photo of this Abraham Lincoln's statue

19 Feb 2018 8:27am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Interesting info to back up the fine image.

19 Feb 2018 8:43am

Ehsan Hemmati from Kermanshah, Iran

I like the framing and the yellow tone.

19 Feb 2018 8:55am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Superb eiamge et compo bravo

19 Feb 2018 9:30am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Magnificent !

19 Feb 2018 9:38am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien trôné

19 Feb 2018 12:51pm

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

A wonderful image of your famous GREAT president

19 Feb 2018 1:08pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

Oh I see?! Really?
So is it A for Abraham or America?
Or both?

19 Feb 2018 1:13pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

A commanding view for this fine tribute.

19 Feb 2018 1:25pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

A beautiful tribute.

19 Feb 2018 1:35pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Great statue of a GREAT GENTLEMAN :)))))))))))))))))))))))))

19 Feb 2018 3:13pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A wonderful photograph of this important human, and resplendent in many colour tones.

19 Feb 2018 3:52pm

sherri from Arkansas, United States

wonderful choice for the day !

19 Feb 2018 4:37pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A great tribute to a great man. Excellent point of view in your image that enhances the strength of the sculpture...

19 Feb 2018 4:39pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful image of this great statute to the memory of a great man.

19 Feb 2018 6:45pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A fabulous image! Happy President's Day! They just started repairs on the Lincoln Memorial a couple of weeks ago. Scaffolding is going up. The roof is being replaced and some pieces of marble are being replaced due to damage from the earthquake a few years ago.

19 Feb 2018 7:22pm

Remus from Portugal

Daniel Chester French

19 Feb 2018 7:59pm

Remus from Portugal

I do not know what happened, but my comment was "eaten".

Given the current US circumstances, is the memory of Abraham Lincoln still alive?
Beautiful sculptural work by Daniel Chester French

19 Feb 2018 8:00pm

@Remus: More than ever!

franz from Baden, Austria

A terrific view and take of this great and principled man. I wonder what he would say about current circumstances if he could speak ... ?

19 Feb 2018 8:48pm

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Interesting composition pov.

20 Feb 2018 12:40am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, Canada

I guess we can only dream of the U.S. getting a president like him again.

20 Feb 2018 3:43am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

Wonderful tones in your photo, Steven! One of my favorite monuments in DC. I grew up "playing" among these- as my grandfather worked at the VA. I will enjoy this series!

20 Feb 2018 4:15am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

a well shot and fitting image for the day

20 Feb 2018 4:16am

Sam from Chennai, India

Amazing. Excellent capture of this Beautiful sculpture . Great. :)

20 Feb 2018 6:25am

yo from Ile de France, France

Très bel hommage !

22 Feb 2018 8:46pm