AbrahamLincolnOnline.Org

Borglum Bust in Springfield, Illinois

Designed by sculptor Larkin Mead, the Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site in Oak Ridge Cemetery features famous Lincoln statuary.

This evocative bronze bust at the tomb's entrance was created by Gutzon Borglum of Mount Rushmore fame. It is a copy of the bust in the U.S. Capitol building. Borglum, who studied Lincoln's features intensively through photographs and portraits, said: "You will find written in his face literally all the complexity of his great nature."

<Click on picture to continue.

 
Back to Tour Home
 

Home | News | Books | Speeches | Places | Resources | Education | Index | Search

Photo and text copyright © 2010 Abraham Lincoln Online. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy