Recast of Lincoln statue being unveiled in Cornish Sunday
CORNISH - A 12-foot bronze monument to President Abraham Lincoln has made the journey from Gettysburg, Penn., to New Hampshire.
"Abraham Lincoln: The Man" - more commonly referred to as "Standing Lincoln" - was commissioned in 1884 for Lincoln Park in Chicago. The sculptor, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, had been lured to Cornish by the promise of "plenty of Lincoln-shaped men" who could serve as models.
On Sunday, a replica of the statue that set the standard for Lincoln likenesses to follow, will be installed at the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish. It was cast by monument specialists at Gettysburg National Military Park and the National Park Service's Historic Preservation Training Center.
The unveiling will include music by the 12th New Hampshire Regiment Serenade Band and speeches by Lincoln scholars.