Artifacts

Creator

John McClarey

Files

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Creator Role

sculptor

Description

Ground Breaking depicts a standing Abraham Lincoln in a bronze finish. Lincoln stands with his two hands gripping a shovel handle. His proper left foot pushes the shovel into the ground as he looks forward. The marble base features a metal plate with the title and creator information engraved.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

n.d.

Measurement

16 1/2 inches (height)

Materials and Techniques Display

painted plaster on marble base

Inscription

front of base: "Ground Breaking" / Limited edition commemorative / 150th anniversary of the / Lincoln Presidency and the Civil War / John McClarey, sculptor.

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

statuette (statue)

Class

Article

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

5692

Digital ID

FVW_05692

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries.

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

Ground Breaking Limited Edition Commemorative 150th Anniversary of the Lincoln Presidency and the Civil War

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