Abraham Lincoln (Rogers)

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Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln 1871 Fairmount.jpg
Artist Randolph Rogers
Year 1871
Type Bronze
Dimensions 260 cm × 120 cm × 240 cm (104 in × 48 in × 96 in)
Location Philadelphia
Coordinates 39°58′10.56″N 75°11′4.02″W / 39.9696000°N 75.1844500°W / 39.9696000; -75.1844500
Owner City of Philadelphia
Fairmount Park Commission

Abraham Lincoln is a bronze statue by Randolph Rogers. It is located in Fairmount Park, Kelly Drive at Sedgely Drive, Philadelphia.[1]

In 1866, $22,000, was raised for a statue, and Randolph Rogers was commissioned. The work was dedicated on September 22, 1871. In 2001, the monument was relocated from a traffic island to east of the road. [2]

The inscription reads:
(On plaque, front of base:)

TO

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

FROM A GRATEFUL PEOPLE


(On plaque, left side of base:)

I DO ORDER AND DECLARE

THAT ALL PERSONS HELD
AS SLAVES WITHIN THE STATES

IN REBELLION ARE AND HENCE-FORTH SHALL BE FREED


(On plaque, on back of base:)

LET US HERE HIGHLY RESOLVE

THAT THE GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE
BY THE PEOPLE
AND FOR THE PEOPLE

SHALL NOT PERISH FROM THE EARTH


(On plaque, on right side of base:)

WITH MALICE TOWARD NONE

WITH CHARITY TOWARD ALL
WITH FIRMNESS IN THE RIGHT
AS GOD GIVES US TO SEE THE RIGHT.

LET US FINISH THE WORK WE ARE IN [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.fpaa.org/child/map_39_rog_lin.html
  2. ^ http://dev.fpaa.org/interactive-art-map/abraham-lincoln
  3. ^ "Lincoln, (sculpture)". Save Outdoor Sculpture, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia survey. 1993. Retrieved September 1, 2011. 

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