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Lincoln Memorial

 
 
Abraham Lincoln - statue by Daniel Chester French image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker
Lincoln Memorial - inscription at site of Martin Luther King's podium, 1963 image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
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and memorial is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicGovernment & PoliticsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Martin Luther King, Jr., and the National Historic Landmarks series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1963.
 
Location. 38° 53.356′ N, 77° 2.993′ W. Marker is in The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from Lincoln Memorial Circle Northwest south of Constitution Avenue Northwest (U.S. 50), on the left when traveling north. The Memorial is accessible to pedestrians at the west end of the National Mall, between Constitution Avenue Northwest (US 50) and Independence Avenue Southwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 Lincoln Memorial Circle Northwest, Washington DC 20037, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alaska and Hawaii (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Vietnam Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away); John Ericsson Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Korean War Veterans Memorial
Close up of south wall mural, <i>Emancipation</i> by Jules Guerin image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, February 27, 2010
3. Close up of south wall mural, Emancipation by Jules Guerin
(approx. 0.2 miles away); John Ericsson (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Legacy of Healing and Hope (approx. 0.2 miles away); A National Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Celestial Map (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map 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.)
 
Additional keywords. architect, Henry Bacon; sculptor, Daniel Chester French; muralist, Jules Guerin; Marian Anderson; National Park Service.
 
<center>View of the Memorial from the terrace near the "Alaska and Hawaii" panel image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, February 27, 2010
4.
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 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, February 27, 2010
5. Close up of north wall mural, Preservation of the Union by Jules Guerin
Lincoln Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Adam Margolis, April 6, 2019
6. Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln Memorial, south wall - <br><center>"The Gettysburg Address" image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, February 27, 2010
8. Lincoln Memorial, north wall -
Lincoln's Second Inauguration Speech
The Lincoln Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, April 4, 2010
16. Lincoln Memorial - viewed from the National WWII Memorial, Easter Sunday, 2010
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 27, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,056 times since then and 50 times this year. Last updated on March 14, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 27, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3, 4, 5. submitted on March 1, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   6. submitted on February 2, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California.   7, 8. submitted on February 28, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   9, 10. submitted on March 1, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   11, 12, 13, 14. submitted on March 2, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   15. submitted on March 3, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   16. submitted on April 7, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 9, 2022