Black felt box included
3″W x 3″H x 3/4″D
The Lincoln Memorial was dedicated on Memorial Day, May 30, 1922, 57 years after Lincoln’s death. Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, is depicted in a 19-ft. tall statue created by Daniel Chester French. Behind the statue of Lincoln are the words, In this temple, as in the hearts of the people for whom he saved the Union, the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever“. On the wall of the northern chamber is Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address topped by a mural by Jules Guerin called “Reunion”, and on the southern chamber is the Gettysburg Address topped by a mural called “Emancipation”. This greek-style temple has 36 columns that symbolize the states in the Union at the time Lincoln died.
It was in Gettysburg that Lincoln delivered the Emancipation Proclamation, earning him the name of the “Great Emancipator”, and it was during the Civil War and during Lincoln’s presidency that Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at the town of Appotomax.
This unique and delicate ornament is a beautiful reminder of your visit to Washington, D.C. or as a gift for any history buff.