Mini Lincoln Meets Harriet Beecher Stowe - Hartford, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 41° 45.912 W 072° 40.029
18T E 693915 N 4626337
Quick Description: Lincoln Meets Stowe is the title of a sculpture located at the west side of the Founders Bridge and is part of the Lincoln Financial Sculpture Walk at Riverfront in Hartford, CT.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 8/7/2015 4:24:51 AM
Waymark Code: WMPC3K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 1

Long Description:

Sixteen abstract and traditional sculptures related to the life and times of Abraham Lincoln are installed along the Lincoln Financial Sculpture Walk at Riverfront in Hartford and East Hartford.

This sculpture by Bruno Lucchesi depicts the meeting of President Lincoln and abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe in Washington, D.C. in 1862. Sculpted in miniature, about 3' high, Lincoln and Stowe are facing each other while standing in a raised platform. Stowe is dresses in an elaborate period dress. Lincoln is holding his top hat in his left hand and holding out his right hand towards Stowe. A plaque attached to the sculptures mounting is inscribed:

{Profile of Lincoln}
Lincoln
Financial
Sculpture
Walk at
Riverfront

{five wavy lines}

Lincoln Meets Stowe
Bruno Lucchesi, 2006

"In giving freedom to the slave, we assure
freedom to the free -- honorable alike in what
we give and what we preserve."

This sculpture commemorates the 1862 meeting of
Abraham Lincoln and Hartford resident Harriet Beecher
Stowe in Washington, D.C. Stowe's novel, Uncle Tom's
Cabin
, was widely credited for increasing opposition to
slavery and she had written the president urging him to
sign the Emancipation Proclamation. Upon meeting this
tiny powerhouse, Lincoln purportedly quipped, "So you're
the little lady who started this big war."

The Lincoln Financial is an insurance company based in Philadelphia with offices in Hartford.

Price of Admission: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

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