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 the east side of Kelly Drive.[2]

The inscription on the pedestal reads:
(On plaque, front:)

TO

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

FROM A GRATEFUL PEOPLE


(On plaque, left side:)

I DO ORDER AND DECLARE

THAT ALL PERSONS HELD
AS SLAVES WITHIN THE STATES

IN REBELLION ARE AND HENCE-FORTH SHALL BE FREE


(On plaque, on back:)

LET US HERE HIGHLY RESOLVE

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

SHALL NOT PERISH FROM THIS EARTH


(On plaque, on right:)

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. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20111002104142/http://www.fpaa.org/child/map_39_rog_lin.html. Archived from the original on October 2, 2011. Retrieved September 1, 2011.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  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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