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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.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
16 1/2 inches (height)
Materials and Techniques Display
painted plaster on marble base
front of base: "Ground Breaking" / Limited edition commemorative / 150th anniversary of the / Lincoln Presidency and the Civil War / John McClarey, sculptor.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
statuettes & figurines
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
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