Saint-Gaudens Statue in Lincoln Park

If you're near Lincoln Park in Chicago at the intersection of Clark Street and North Avenue, take the opportunity to see one of America's most famous Lincoln statues. You will find it on the east lawn of the Chicago History Museum. A replica of this work by sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens also stands outside Westminster Abbey, London and in Mexico City.

To create this monumental figure, called "Abraham Lincoln: The Man," Saint-Gaudens used the 1860 life mask of Lincoln by Chicago sculptor Leonard Volk. Deacon Langdon Morse, a Vermonter of approximately Lincoln's height, served as the model. Thousands of people attended the dedication ceremony on October 22, 1887, when Lincoln's grandson and namesake unveiled the statue and Leonard Swett, a Lincoln friend and colleague, delivered the address.

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