Hunt Statue in Bennington, Vermont

This bronze statue grouping by sculptor Clyde DuVernet Hunt depicts three symbols: Abraham Lincoln as Charity, a kneeling woman as Faith, and a child as Hope. Called "The Spirit of America," the work was displayed at the New York World's Fair in 1939 before arriving at the courtyard of the Bennington Museum on West Main Street.

Hunt, who came from a prominent Vermont family, was born in Scotland in 1861 and spent many years in Paris. After his death in 1941 his heirs donated the statue in his memory explaining that Hunt "held the martyred President in great and beautiful reverence."

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