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LINCOLN, THE EMANCIPATOR

 

Artwork

Title Artist Date

Lincoln, the Emancipator

Charles H. Niehaus (Sculptor), Gorham Manufacturing Co. (Founder)

 

9/30/1902

Medium

Medium Category

Bronze Statue on Engraved White Marble Base

 

Statue

Measurements

Unit Measure Object Height Object Width Object Depth Object Diameter
Feet 5 3 4 N/A
 
Unit Measure Base Height Base Width Base Depth Base Diameter
Feet 4 3.25 4.25 N/A

Description

Description
Lincoln is seated with his proper left leg crossed over his proper right leg.  He holds the Emancipation Proclamation in his hands. The inscription on the base reads: "The gift of Julius E. Francis through the Lincoln Birthday Association, which he founded."





 

Biographical Info.

Bio.
This statue is a replica of the statue located in Muskegon, Michigan by the same sculptor.





 

Location History

Location Purpose Date Verified Current Record
Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society, rear steps overlooking Japanese Gardens Display December 2003 Yes

Conservation/Preservation History

Treatment Performed by Date Completed Previous Object Condition New Object Condition Previous Base Condition New Base Condition Current Record
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. September 2002 Good Very Good Good Good Yes
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. October 2000 Fair Very Good Good Good No
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. August
1998
Good Very Good Good Good No
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. October 1997 Poor Excellent Fair Good No

Condition Survey History

Surveyed By Purpose Date Completed Object Condition Base Condition Current Record
University at Buffalo, School of Architecture and Planning Save Outdoor Sculpture Inventory and Condition Survey June 1992 Fair Fair No