1. Creator/Author:
  2. Avard Fairbanks (9)

Beardless Abraham Lincoln statue photograph

Creator:
Avard Fairbanks
Location:
Michigan, Ann Arbor
Origin Date:
1942-1950
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 13 7/8 in x 10 15/16 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.2657
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This black and white photograph features the clay model for the heroic-sized, full-length bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln by sculptor Avard Fairbanks which is located at the Ewa Plantation School near Honolulu, Hawaii. Fairbanks titled his statue "Lincoln, the Frontierman." The sculptor shows the young Lincoln standing with one foot on a tree trunk holding an axe in his hands. Lincoln is shown beardless and dressed with a vest over a shirt open to the collar with the sleeves rolled up, pants with suspenders, and boots. The sculptor's handwritten inscription in ink is just above the bottom edge of the photograph: "To Maurice A. Cook with best wishes of the sculptor, Avard Fairbanks. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum