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Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln

J. Otto Schweizer1916

The Abraham Lincoln Foundation of The Union League of Philadelphia

The Abraham Lincoln Foundation of The Union League of Philadelphia

Full-length sculpture of President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), 16th President of the United States until his assassination on April 14, 1865, by John Wilkes Booth. President Lincoln is depicted delivering the Gettysburg address, during the consecration of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg in November 1863, following the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863. The sculpture is located in a limestone niche, on a base with four sculptural panels. President Lincoln's left arm is bent and his fist clenched, with a determined expression on his face. The pose gives President Lincoln an assertive and commanding presence. The sculpture is surrounded with eight medallion portraits of American Civil War Union commanders. Each medallion is encircled by a laurel wreath. Below the medallions is a vertical tablet with the names of 555 Union League of Philadelphia members who fought in the Civil War. The text of the Gettysburg Address is displayed above the medallions in gilt letters.

Full-length sculpture of President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), 16th President of the United States until his assassination on April 14, 1865, by John Wilkes Booth. President Lincoln is depicted delivering the Gettysburg address, during the consecration of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg in November 1863, following the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863. The sculpture is located in a limestone niche, on a base with four sculptural panels. President Lincoln's left arm is bent and his fist raised, with a determined expression on his face. The pose gives President Lincoln an assertive and commanding presence. The sculpture is surrounded with eight medallion portraits of American Civil War Union commanders. Each medallion is encircled by a laurel wreath. Below the medallions is a vertical tablet with the names of 555 Union League of Philadelphia members who fought in the Civil War. The text of the Gettysburg Address is displayed above the medallions in gilt letters.

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  • Title: Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln
  • Creator: Jakob Otto Schweizer, Jakob Otto Schweizer
  • Date Created: 1916, 1916
  • Physical Dimensions: Height- 87.5 inches, Width- 34.75 inches, Depth- 34.75 inches, Height- 87.5 inches, Width- 34.75 inches, Depth-
  • Provenance: Jakob Otto Schweizer was commissioned by The Union League of Philadelphia, a patriotic society founded in 1862 to support Abraham Lincoln and the Union during the American Civil War, to sculpt the statue in 1916. It was unveiled in 1917 at the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial Room in The Union League of Philadelphia., Jakob Otto Schweizer was commissioned by The Union League of Philadelphia, a patriotic society founded in 1862 to support Abraham Lincoln and the Union during the American Civil War, to sculpt the statue in 1916. It was unveiled in 1917 at the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial Room in The Union League of Philadelphia.
  • Type: Sculpture, Sculpture
  • Rights: The Abraham Lincoln Foundation of the Union League of Philadelphia. For questions regarding usage please contact archives@unionleague.org., The Abraham Lincoln Foundation of the Union League of Philadelphia. For questions regarding usage please contact archives@unionleague.org.
  • Medium: Bronze, Bronze

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