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History

History

This statue of Abe Lincoln arrived on the campus of the University of Wisconsin Madison in 1909.  In 1919 it was moved to its present location in front of Bascom Hall where it has become part of University history. Graduates crawl onto Abe’s lap to whisper their hopes and dreams into his ear and kiss his cheek; however, overanxious students who jump into Abe’s lap before commencement week have been known not to graduate.

 

7 responses

  1. He doesn’t look much like Daniel Day Lewis – Does he???

    March 24, 2013 at 11:57 pm

  2. thellino

    So great a part of history! Love the story you are telling.

    March 25, 2013 at 4:10 am

  3. Tammy

    Perfect timing…I just watched the movie Lincoln…what a fascinating man in history!

    March 26, 2013 at 8:32 am

  4. Clara Williams

    Outstanding image.

    March 28, 2013 at 5:27 pm

  5. Great use of a vignette.

    March 31, 2013 at 11:52 am

  6. Love this statue and the processing you used to put him in his best light.

    April 1, 2013 at 9:12 pm

  7. I love the tradition of the graduates whispering into his year. great!

    April 2, 2013 at 1:54 pm

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