The Wedding of the Rose and the Lotus
This painting by Nicholas Vachel Lindsay (1879-1931), entitled "The Wedding of the Rose and the Lotus" was a companion piece to one of Lindsay's poems. Lindsay recited the poem in 1915 for President Woodrow Wilson's Cabinet to commemorate the opening of the Panama Canal. Lindsay won acceptance and appreciation through his writing and performances and blazed the way for a new period in American poetry. Lindsay was born and died in his Springfield home which is located next door to the Governor's Mansion at the corner of Fifth and Edwards. The home originally occupied by Ann Smith, sister of Mary Todd Lincoln, is owned and maintained by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.
this reproduction was donated and produced by Ace Sign Co. October 8, 1997, in cooperation with Portraiture by Morgan and Downtown Springfield Inc.
Location. 39° 48.124′ N, 89° 38.967′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Illinois, in Sangamon County. Marker is on 5th Street. Touch for map. Between East Jefferson and East Washington Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Springfield IL 62702, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stuart and Lincoln Law Office (here, next to this marker); Streetscape 1859 (within shouting
Also see . . . The Wedding of the Rose and the Lotus. (Submitted on July 6, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 336 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 6, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.