Lincoln in Bronze

In the northeastern United States, this week is President’s Week were we celebrate two of our most famous and beloved US President’s birthdays, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.  Abraham Lincoln is honored locally by an unique statue found on the Syracuse University campus I photographed last year.

American sculpter James Earle Fraser’s bronze cast of Abraham Lincoln was installed in front of Maxwell Hall on the Syracuse University campus--lowered into place by a 50-foot crane in 1968. The statue weighs 2,770 pounds.

American sculpter James Earle Fraser’s bronze cast of Abraham Lincoln was installed in front of Maxwell Hall on the Syracuse University campus--lowered into place by a 50-foot crane in 1968. The statue weighs 2,770 pounds.

There are so many inquires about this statue, Syracuse University published the story of how it came to rest in front of Maxwell Hall in a piece called A different Lincoln.

Happy Birthday, Mr. President.

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8 Responses to Lincoln in Bronze

  1. Gerry says:

    I really enjoyed this, Scott. Thank you for the striking image and for the link. I love history and Lincoln’s legacy in equal measure, and had never known about the statue in Syracuse. What a fascinating story!

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  2. imac says:

    Abe would love to see this.

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  3. milkayphoto says:

    Nice homage to President’s Day, Scott. I couldn’t think of one! 🙂

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  4. Nye says:

    The statue looks huge in comparison to the people in the background, nice composition.

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