Mead Statue in Springfield, Illinois

This bronze figure by Larkin Mead, the designer of Lincoln's tomb, stands high above the tomb's entrance. It depicts President Lincoln with one hand grasping the Emancipation Proclamation.

Lincoln's friend, Joshua Fry Speed, who was present at the statue's unveiling, said, "Shout after shout rent the air from that vast crowd; but far more touching and tender was it there, among his friends and neighbors, to see tears stream from the eyes of many."

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