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How to Use the Images


Inquiry Question

Historical Context



Drawing 1
Photos 1 & 2
Photos 3 & 4
Photo 5
Photos 7-9


Table of

Visual Evidence

Photo 6: Abraham Lincoln being installed at the Lincoln Memorial, 1922. [Photo 6] with link to larger version of photo.
(National Archives and Record Administration, photographer unknown)

Questions for Photo 6

1. This photo shows the Lincoln statue being put together in the Lincoln Memorial. Even though a machine was used in enlarging sculptures, much of the work still needed to be done by hand. How difficult do you think it would have been to ensure that the 28 individual blocks of marble fit together perfectly?

2. What can you learn about the process of creating monumental public sculpture from studying this photo? What can you learn about the time period?

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