Saturday, September 13, 2008

Abe and Tad Lincoln in Richmond

Inspired by a photo of a figure of John Cabot in Bristol, England at Random Distractions, I offer a photo of Abe and Tad Lincoln at the Treadegar Iron Works in Richmond, Virginia. They visited Richmond in April 1865 after the end of the American Civil War and just 10 days before Abe Lincoln was assassinated.


monix said...

These sculptures really help to make history come alive, don't they? I must visit John Cabot again on a sunny day to try to get a clearer photo.

Carolyn said...

I like this kind of sculpture. It brings the subjects to a level where I can more fully appreciate them as real people. The expression on Tad's face as he looks up to his father is very moving. Lincoln looks so tired and careworn, as surely he was at the conclusion of a long and bitter war.