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The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Lincoln Memorial
 
Abraham Lincoln - statue by Daniel Chester French Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, February 27, 2010
1. Abraham Lincoln - statue by Daniel Chester French
 
Inscription.
[Dedication by Royal Cortissoz, above the statue by sculptor Daniel Chester French:]

"In this temple
as in the hearts of the people
for whom he saved the Union
the memory of Abraham Lincoln
is enshrined forever."

[Inscription on deck above the grand staircase:]

"I Have A Dream"
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The March on Washington
for Jobs and Freedom
August 28, 1963

[Panel on terrace below the grand staircase:]

The Federal Union of the States,
at the heart of Lincoln’s purpose,
is symbolized in his Memorial
by 36 columns beneath the names
of the 36 States composing
the Union in his lifetime.
When the Memorial was designed, the
Union included the 48 States
named on the attic frieze.
A generation later, in 1959
ALASKA and HAWAII
attained Statehood fully
joining their destinies with
the United States of America
E Pluribus Unum

 
Erected 1922.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Markers Attached to Sculpture, the Martin Luther King, Jr., and the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 38° 53.356′ N, 77° 2.993′ 
 
Lincoln Memorial - inscription at site of Martin Luther King's podium, 1963 Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, February 27, 2010
2. Lincoln Memorial - inscription at site of Martin Luther King's podium, 1963
- top of the grand staircase.
 
W. Marker is in The National Mall, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Lincoln Memorial Circle south of Constitution Ave, NW (U.S. 50). Click for map. The Memorial is accessible to pedestrians at the west end of the National Mall, between Constitution Ave, NW (US 50) and Independence Avenue, SW. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20037, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alaska and Hawaii (within shouting distance of this marker); Vietnam Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Legacy of Healing and Hope (about 700 feet away); John Ericsson Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Korean War Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Albert Einstein - The Einstein Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Pharmacists' War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); National Academy of Sciences (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in The National Mall.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lincolm Memorial. (Submitted on February 27, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Marian Anderson and Her Lincoln Memorial Concert. (Submitted on March 1, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. Martin Luther King - "I Have a Dream". Lincoln Memorial - 1963 (Submitted on March 3, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 

4. March on Washington commemorated by thousands of celebrants at Lincoln Memoria. (Submitted on September 2, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords.
 
Lincoln Memorial - Incriptions on panel in terrace below the grand staircase Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, February 27, 2010
3. Lincoln Memorial - Incriptions on panel in terrace below the grand staircase
ALASKA and HAWAII
 
architect, Henry Bacon; sculptor, Daniel Chester French; muralist, Jules Guerin; Marian Anderson; National Park Service.
 
Close up of south wall mural, <i>Emancipation</i> by Jules Guerin Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, February 27, 2010
4. Close up of south wall mural, Emancipation by Jules Guerin
 
 
<center>View of the Memorial from the terrace near the "Alaska and Hawaii" panel Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, February 27, 2010
5.
View of the Memorial from the terrace near the "Alaska and Hawaii" panel
- the other 48 States commemorated along the Memorial's roofline, upper rear.
 
 
Close up of north wall mural, <i>Preservation of the Union</i> by Jules Guerin Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, February 27, 2010
6. Close up of north wall mural, Preservation of the Union by Jules Guerin
 
 
Lincoln Memorial, south wall - <br><center>"The Gettysburg Address" Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, February 27, 2010
7. Lincoln Memorial, south wall -
"The Gettysburg Address"
 
 
Lincoln Memorial, north wall - <br><center>Lincoln's Second Inauguration Speech Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, February 27, 2010
8. Lincoln Memorial, north wall -
Lincoln's Second Inauguration Speech
 
 
The Lincoln Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, February 27, 2010
9. The Lincoln Memorial
 
 
View from the site of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s podium (in shadow) toward the Washington Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, February 27, 2010
10. View from the site of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s podium (in shadow) toward the Washington Monument
 
 
Lincoln Memorial - crowd gathering for the Marian Anderson 70th Anniversary Tribute Concert Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, April 12, 2009
11. Lincoln Memorial - crowd gathering for the Marian Anderson 70th Anniversary Tribute Concert
- Easter Sunday, 2009
 
 
Artistic Director Josephine Lee leads the Chicago Children's Choir - Easter, 2009 Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, April 12, 2009
12. Artistic Director Josephine Lee leads the Chicago Children's Choir - Easter, 2009
 
 
The audience and the U.S. Marine Corps Band await the entrance of opera diva Denyce Graves Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, April 12, 2009
13. The audience and the U.S. Marine Corps Band await the entrance of opera diva Denyce Graves
 
 
Denyce Graves performs in tribute to the legendary Marian Anderson - Easter 2009 Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, April 12, 2009
14. Denyce Graves performs in tribute to the legendary Marian Anderson - Easter 2009
 
 
Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Lincoln Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By U.S. Information Agency., August 28, 1963
15. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Lincoln Memorial
 
 
Lincoln Memorial - viewed from the National WWII Memorial, Easter Sunday, 2010 Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, April 4, 2010
16. Lincoln Memorial - viewed from the National WWII Memorial, Easter Sunday, 2010
 
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