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"Prairie Lawyer" Abraham Lincoln Figurine

Creator:
John R. Frank
Location:
Unknown Place Made
Origin Date:
1952-1959
Materials:
metal
Measurements:
overall: 20 in x 10 in x 10 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.1210
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This figurine depicts Abraham Lincoln as a young lawyer in Springfield, Illinois, leaning against a section of fence railing. He is beardless, wearing long pants, a frock coat, vest, shirt, and bow tie. Lincoln rests his left elbow on the top of the fence with his hat in his hand. Lincoln's right hand is shown in his pocket. The entire piece is a bronze color. On the back of the figure is the artist's name etched with the year 1952 when Mr. Frank carved the original from Missouri black walnut. There is also a mark, "5/75," indicating a limited edition." For more information from collection files on the sculptor and his work, copy and paste the following link into an internet browser: https://archive.org/details/statuxxxxxxxxxxxxxxflinc Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum