Nov 23



The detail on the newest Lincoln statue includes the lines on his face. By the time he had arrived in Gettysburg to dedicate the cemetery, the country had been at war for over two years. If you make this image larger, you will also see that he has cracked lips. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday, November 21, 2009.

Gettysburg’s latest Lincoln statue was dedicated at the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center on Thursday, November 19, 2009, the 146th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Today we take a closer look at the statue, and we admit that we are impressed with the detail.



The new plaza area at sunrise. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday, November 21, 2009.



First we’ll take a general walk around the statue. This view was taken facing west at approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday, November 21, 2009.



This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday, November 21, 2009.



This view was taken facing north at approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday, November 21, 2009.



This view was taken facing east at approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday, November 21, 2009.



This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday, November 21, 2009.



This view was taken facing south at approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday, November 21, 2009.



This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday, November 21, 2009.



Now we’ll get into the detail, starting with the Lincoln’s head. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday, November 21, 2009.



This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday, November 21, 2009.



This view was taken facing north at approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday, November 21, 2009.



This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday, November 21, 2009.



This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday, November 21, 2009.



This view was taken facing south at approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday, November 21, 2009.



This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday, November 21, 2009.



This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday, November 21, 2009.



This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday, November 21, 2009.



This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday, November 21, 2009.



This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday, November 21, 2009.



This view was taken facing north at approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday, November 21, 2009.



This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday, November 21, 2009.



This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday, November 21, 2009.



This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday, November 21, 2009.



The left side of Lincoln’s coat is resting on the bench. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday, November 21, 2009.



Again the left side resting on the bench and the rest hanging off the front of the bench. This view was taken facing west at approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday, November 21, 2009.



This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday, November 21, 2009.



Look at the lines in Lincoln’s hat. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday, November 21, 2009.



This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday, November 21, 2009.



The large rock contains the words to… This view was taken facing west at approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday, November 21, 2009.



…Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. This view was taken facing north at approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday, November 21, 2009.



There are lights at ground level. This view was taken facing west at approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday, November 21, 2009.



There are spotlights near the landscaping…This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday, November 21, 2009.



…such as this one… This view was taken facing west at approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday, November 21, 2009.



…and this one. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday, November 21, 2009.



Notice the tree behind the Lincoln Statue. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 7:00 AM on Sunday, November 22, 2009.



There is also a spotlight located here. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 7:00 AM on Sunday, November 22, 2009.



There is another new plaque near the entrance to the plaza. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday, November 21, 2009.



Over here near the bush. This view was taken facing north at approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday, November 21, 2009.



This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday, November 21, 2009.



The Lincoln statue was put here at ground level so that people could have access to it like these two Boy Scout leaders from New York. They have decorated him with sunglasses and a hat. Is this really the way that we want to teach our young people to interact with monuments at Gettysburg National Military Park even before they enter the Visitor Center? This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday, November 21, 2009.



One of the Ranger-Historians told us that on Friday, there was a high school group of over 20 students hanging all over the monument. He was wondering if Lincoln’s head will still remain on this statue by Lincoln’s 201st Birthday on February 12th. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 7:00 AM on Saturday, November 21, 2009.



So is this a rising or a setting sun in how monuments are treated at Gettysburg National Military Park? It’s a rising sun because these pictures were taken in the morning. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 7:00 AM on Sunday, November 22, 2009.

See the following related posts:

Gettysburg Land of Lincoln Likenesses on October 10, 2009.
Work on Lincoln Statue Plaza Continues at Gettysburg NMP VC on October 31, 2009.
Lincoln Statue Plaza Landscaping Completed for Dedication on November 19, 2009.
Lincoln Statue Dedicated at Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center on November 20, 2009.


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