Posts Tagged ‘statues of Abraham Lincoln’

Is this the only statue of Lincoln on a horse?

June 16, 2010

The massive Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch at Grand Army Plaza, commemorating Civil War valor, is Brooklyn’s Arc de Triomphe.

Inside the arch, dedicated in 1892, is a curious relief of President Lincoln.

He’s on horseback—an odd pose for a leader generally depicted sitting or standing (as he’s shown in Prospect Park and Union Square).

The horseback depiction is so unusual, it’s said to be the only one in existence.

Consider it another work of art truly unique to the former city of Brooklyn.