Lincoln the Mystic

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Lincoln the Mystic
Lincoln the Mystic-2.jpg
Artist James Earle Fraser
Year 1929
Type Bronze
Dimensions 3.0 m × 3.7 m × 1.8 m (10 ft × 12 ft × 6 ft)
Location Jersey City, New Jersey
Owner City of Jersey City, Department of Parks

Lincoln the Mystic, also known as the Abraham Lincoln Memorial, is a bronze statue by James Earle Fraser. It is located at Lincoln Park in Hudson County, New Jersey, near the beginning of the Lincoln Highway.[1]

History[edit]

The sculpture cost $75,000, which was raised by popular subscription. The Lincoln Association of Jersey City commissioned Fraser to design and build the park memorial, which was dedicated on June 14, 1930. The association was also influential in the renaming of West Side Park for President Abraham Lincoln.[2][3][4][5]

The inscription reads:
(On sculpture near base, raised letters:)
J. E. FRASER. SCULPTOR
(copyright symbol) 1929
(Around base:)
MDCCCLXV . MDCCCIX
(Around base, incised letters:)
ABRAHAM LINCOLN S. Kunst FDRY NYC signed Founder's mark appears.

The wall behind the sculpture bears the inscription:
WITH MALICE TOWARD NONE AND CHARITY FOR ALL.
On one side of wall:
THAT GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE
BY THE PEOPLE FOR THE PEOPLE
SHALL NOT PERISH FROM THE EARTH.
On other side of wall:
LET US HAVE FAITH THAT RIGHT MAKES MIGHT
AND IN THAT FAITH LET US TO THE END
DARE TO DO OUR DUTY AS WE UNDERSTAND IT.
[6]

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References[edit]

Coordinates: 40°43′29″N 74°04′51″W / 40.724640°N 74.080939°W / 40.724640; -74.080939

  1. ^ A. L. Freundlich (2001). The Sculpture of James Earle Fraser. Universal-Publishers. ISBN 978-1-58112-710-2. 
  2. ^ Karnoutsos, Carmela; Patrick Shalhoub (2009). "Abraham Lincoln Association of Jersey City". Jersey City Past and Present. New Jersey City University. Retrieved 2011-11-09. 
  3. ^ "Lincoln the Mystic 1930". Lincoln Highway Museum. Retrieved 2012-01-20. 
  4. ^ Cooke, Dana (December 21, 2009). "A different Lincoln From the Maxwell Perspective". Inside SU. Syracuse University. Retrieved 2012-01-20. 
  5. ^ James A. Percoco (2008). "Lincoln the Mystic". Summers with Lincoln: looking for the man in the monuments. Fordham Univ Press. ISBN 978-0-8232-2895-9. 
  6. ^ "Lincoln Memorial, (sculpture)". SIRIS

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