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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