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"A Learning Moment"

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 17 February 2020 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

President Abraham Lincoln dictates to John Hay, his personal secretary during the Civil War, who is seated a few feet from where Lincoln stands. Lincoln pauses to tell the future Secretary of State and Ambassador to Great Britain, a story and perhaps pass along insights from an elder statesman.

With the figure of Lincoln standing nine feet, six inches tall, this bronze sculpture, titled "A Learning Moment," demonstrates the Carthage College philosophy of personal connection in education. This, and Hay being a graduate of the midwest liberal arts college, is why this heroic-sized bronze sculpture was installed on its Kenosha, Wisconsin campus in 1997.

Happy President's Day!

From the archives.......................Photo captured April 18, 2010.

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By Marie from Entre By Marie et Montagnes, France

Two superb bronze sculptures, beautiful framing and interesting note.

17 Feb 2020 5:29am

Ginnie Hart from Suwanee, Netherlands

How perfect for President's Day, Steven. So glad you chose THIS President! (sigh)

17 Feb 2020 5:56am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Nice figures!

17 Feb 2020 5:56am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Such a sense of reality to this . . I can almost hear the conversation !

17 Feb 2020 9:16am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Well documented again. Lincoln has a nice sense of movement in his coat and gesture, though there is a suggestion of a cartoon in the face. Nicely captured in its setting

17 Feb 2020 10:40am

@grouser: His face from the other side was more realistic, but the backdrop wasn't as nice.

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Très belle cette scène et deux magnifiques sculptures.
Merci pour les explications.
Bonne journée Steven

17 Feb 2020 10:54am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Happy President's Day, Steven. Abraham was one of the better ones, from my perspective.

17 Feb 2020 12:18pm

Rose from Clinton, United States

One of my favorite presidents!

17 Feb 2020 12:43pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Discussion au sommet !! :)

17 Feb 2020 2:05pm

Devi from Chennai, India

an amazing shot !!! Looks so real..as if still alive :)))

17 Feb 2020 2:48pm

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Excellent look at this statue of Lincoln. 5*

17 Feb 2020 2:51pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Great statue.

17 Feb 2020 3:17pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Perfect shot for President's Day.

17 Feb 2020 3:42pm

Jerry OX from Lyon, France

Merci pour cette joli photo qui me fait penser à la statue de la cité Internationale de Lyon !

17 Feb 2020 4:06pm

jean pierre from Paris, France

superbe scène! amts

17 Feb 2020 4:35pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Happy President's Day. Lovely light on these fine statues

17 Feb 2020 4:54pm

Remus from Portugal

The surroundings are very harmonious. The sculptural set is highlighted by the sobriety of the background.

17 Feb 2020 4:55pm

omar from Hamburg, Germany

President's Day, ok, never heard about that. Lincoln, one of your better presidents! (-;

17 Feb 2020 5:08pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle discussion entre ces deux hommes avec ce président quelle image et construction
Belle soirée

17 Feb 2020 5:17pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


17 Feb 2020 5:42pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Sculptures joliment faites. Beau cliché et très bonnes explications.

17 Feb 2020 7:21pm

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

Fabulous sculpturen
A great setting with the background.

17 Feb 2020 8:25pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition, colors & lights!
Amazing statues!

17 Feb 2020 8:53pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

we should all have archive photos as good as this

terrific capture of a wonderful monument

17 Feb 2020 10:55pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

you have selected a fine shot for the day. a president all can agree who embodies what a president should be

18 Feb 2020 1:12am

Martine Girard from Brest, France

Ces statues sont très réalistes.

18 Feb 2020 1:39am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

These are beautiful sculptures that depict a wonderful story. Beautifully photographed. Happy President's Day!

18 Feb 2020 2:09am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

A great angle for this photo! I love the statue!

18 Feb 2020 4:12am

Sudipto Sarkar from Hyderabad, India

A fine sculpture, and a fine capture, Steven... :)

18 Feb 2020 4:35pm

Sam from Chennai, India

A fine capture of these beautiful sculptures. Great angle and interesting information. :)

21 Feb 2020 5:18pm