Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Lincoln Exhibit at the Library

Lawrence Fuhro has lent the library his collection of Lincoln memorabilia for the month of February, in honor of Lincoln's birthday. You may recall his last exhibit at the library, (Way) Back to School, in September 2010.

This is a paperweight version of Gustave Borglum's life-size statue in Newark's Court House Plaza. Borglum was the sculptor of Mount Rushmore.

Souvenir posters from 1909, the centennial of Lincoln's birth.

A life mask, one of a hundred copies made in 1860 by the sculptor Leonard Volk. Upon seeing the mask, Lincoln exclaimed, "There is the animal himself."

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