Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight in Charelston, West Virginia Too!

Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight in Charleston, West Virginia

Many thanks to Dave Wiegers on the Discussion Board for calling my attention to this magnificent statue in Charleston, West Virginia.

Inspired by Vachel Lindsay's poem, "Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight," West Virginian Fred Torrey created a 42-inch plaster model of Lincoln, pacing late at night, while cloaked in a long robe.

The plaster model was exhibited at the 1939-1940 World's Fair in New York. However, the sculptor passed away before he had a chance to complete the piece in bronze. Using Torrey's original model, local sculptor Bernie Wiepper created the nine-and-a-half-foot scultpure that now stands at the foot of the state capitol in Charleston, West Virginia.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hi can anyone tell me, can i buy a statue of lincoln walks at midnight for my desk as this is a beautiful statue of mr lincoln ,ant the u k