Saturday, February 12, 2011

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809.  Happy birthday, Abe!

The Council of War (1868) is exhibited at the New Britain Museum of American Art.  The sculptor is John Rogers.  We see Lincoln with his Secretary of War, Edward Stanton, and General Ulysses S. Grant, planning the war against the Confederacy.

17 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Certainly a great man who endured troubled times!
God bless you!
Cezar

Birdman said...

I'm reading a book on him now. Amazing man struggling in amazing times.

Leif Hagen said...

Not to be confused with our fellow City Daily Photo blogger, Abraham Lincoln.....

Kate said...

Where is this wonderful sculpture? Forgot all about the birthday; thanks for the reminder!

Sharon said...

What a wonderful statue of three men doing very serious work. Growing up in Illinois, I was surrounded by Lincoln memorabelia in all shapes and sizes. This one if very nice.

SRQ said...

Nice sculpture. It was a shame when Lincoln and Washington's birthdays were bundled (read: diluted) into one national recognition for all presidents' birthdays. I remember creating silhouette artwork of President Lincoln in grade school. Great leader. Unfortunately, I could not get through Doris Kearns Goodwin's biography. If you have recommendations for a different Lincoln book, I'd love to hear them.

Farmchick said...

Mr. Lincoln's birthplace is just right up the road from my farm. A great historical statue depicted here.

Halcyon said...

He was a pretty good guy, I think. Happy b-day Abe!

EG Wow said...

Happy birthday, Honest Abe!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Nice sculpture and great remembrance of his actual birthday... I am one of those who remembers celebrating the birthdays of Lincoln and Washington separately with school activities around each... nice post, Jack

Bises,
G

RedPat said...

Nice piece and a good shot! Happy day Mr Lincoln.

cieldequimper said...

Now that is a beautiful sculpture.

Regina K said...

Happy Birthday Abe. Nice photo.

Randy said...

Very nice!

VP said...

They got some secret plan under the chair... An excellent sculpture with some very realistic expressions.

JM said...

Great sculpture indeed, lovely!

Haddock said...

Thats a lovely sculpture....some thing different from what we usually see.