Monday, October 27, 2014

Rubbish Tuesday #26

Back to the Linoln Museum.
The plaque says This casting of Lincoln's face was made by Clark Mills a few months before Lincoln's assassination. You can see how tired and aged Lincoln has become after the years of conflict. Please touch.
This is Sonny Boy doing as directed and touching Lincoln's head, which shines brightly after all the touching over the years.

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Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will join in the fun.

My idea was to have a place to post 'old things'. Anything old
and/or deteriorating such as, but not limited to, old houses, barns, outbuildings, old cars, rusty things, antiques, interesting junk, or it can be something in pristine condition, but just old. 

 
1. Link to a post featuring photos of something old.
2. Link back to Rubbish by Roan in your post.
3. As time allows, visit other participants and comment on their posts.
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28 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

He really DOES look tired! I like that people are invited to touch.

Tom said...

Halloween post? Have a good week. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Bruce Clark said...

I too like the fact that you can touch this piece.Wonderful

Cranberry Morning said...

That is so cool. It's nice that there's a piece they invite you to touch, that's made better by the touching - which is not the case with most museum artifacts.

Brian King said...

Cool and slightly creepy at the same time!

Linda Kay said...

Being from Illinois, we were steeped in Lincoln memorabilia for as long as I can remember. The Lincoln Library and Museum in Springfield is amazing. And I always enjoyed New Salem.

Tanya Breese said...

i am laughing because at first i didn't realize you had posted what the plaque in front of it said so i was confused when you said "please touch" lol...it's not often that museums insist you touch something!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I remember seeing a death mask of Napoleon a few years ago and how eerie it all was.

Now, with Lincoln's I'm sure it would be something totally different for me since he's one of my favorite historical icons of our country.

I don't have any 'rubbish' this week, but I did make an entry of memories today.

Have a super week Betty

Marie said...

He does look very tired and care-worn. I would have thought it was a death mask and was surprised to find out it was made before his death. He is special as an indirect ancestor of but also for his important historic contributions. You can't look at that face and not know he was a kind and gentle person.

TexWisGirl said...

yeah, too much like touching his skull. no thanks!

Stephanie said...

Nice to see one can touch it.

Halcyon said...

Creepy, but neat. I like a hands-on exhibit!

Debby Ray said...

Wow...that's pretty awesome.

Gerald (SK14) said...

poor old lincoln

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Yes, tired and worn out.
Would love to visit this museum.

Lois said...

He does look weary and a little sad too.

Felicia said...

Wow that's amazing.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Somehow I expected President Lincoln's head to be much larger than that. :)

Thanks for hosting!

Lindy

photodoug said...

Interactive art. Thanks for sharing.

Felisol said...

Great museum allowing visitors to touch. We are tictile creatures. We understand also with our hands. I guess the sympathy for the president increse also by the younger generation, when seeing and feeling the man who made the US of A to one nation.

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Amy Burzese said...

All the Presidents age terribly while in office, I think. It is neat that you are encouraged to touch it. Most of the time we aren't allowed to touch, or even take photos.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

This is a great post. I love this kind of historical museum. Thanks for sharing.

Terri said...

It's interesting to see his face, to get a little glimpse of him. It is more realistic than a painting.

barbara l. hale said...

That is so cool! I would love to rub his head. Wonderful post!

Gail Dixon said...

What a haunting sculpture. All the touching makes his head shiny.

Jen said...

The Presidency seems to age everyone that holds the office.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I think the only thing old around here is my cold! :-)