Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Seward's head on Lincoln's body

Today's field trip reminded me of a statue in Madison Square Park in New York City. Supposedly Randolph Rogers, the sculptor commissioned to cast Lincoln's rival William Seward in bronze, ran out of time/money/supplies and cast only Seward's head, affixing it to a "stock" body he had done of Lincoln years before. Here, the New York City Parks Department denies that.
However, if you've ever seen this statue, it does seem hilariously out of proportion. And wasn't Seward rather short and fat?


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