Besides a statue in Chicago’s Grant Park, there is a Lincoln statue in Chicago’s Lincoln Park. The statue in Lincoln Park depicts Lincoln standing in front of a chair, whereas the statue in Grant Park has Lincoln sitting. Saint-Gaudens sculpted this Lincoln, and the dedication was on Oct. 22, 1887. Lincoln Park is on Chicago’s North Side. The boundaries for Lincoln Park are: North Avenue-southern boundary, Chicago River—western boundary; Lake Michigan—eastern boundary and Diversey Parkway—northern boundary.
- The rear of the Lincoln Pavilion has Lincoln’s full name engraved in stone.
- On the date of this photograph, heavy rainfall occurred.
- Although during Lincoln’s time, the United States knew about Japan, the common, American citizen was unfamiliar with Japanese art.
- Lincoln never stayed in Chicago’s Hotel Lincoln.
- Lincoln never visited Lincoln Park Zoo.
Chicago’s Lincoln Avenue begins at Clark Street and goes through the northern suburbs of Lincolnwood, Skokie and Morton Grove, where it ends. The most recent Chicago Yellowbook lists only two, Lincoln hotels/inns; these are Hotel Lincoln and Lincoln Inn. The state of Illinois does not have a Lincoln County, but there is Lincoln, Ill., a city between Bloomington, Ill. and Springfield, Ill.
Lincoln with Poster Edges
A Poster Edges filter gives the Lincoln Pavilion a unique, artsy appearance. Contrast is lower and shadows are darker. This pavilion is just south of North Avenue and Clark Street.
Watery Lincoln Pavilion
On the date that I took this photo, heavy rainfall intermittently occurred. (You can see the soaked stone in the photo’s foreground.) A Water Paper filter gives this quarter view of Lincoln the appropriate effect.
Lincoln and Sumi-e Art
During Lincoln’s time, Japanese Sumi-e art was unknown to the common American, but Lincoln may have been familiar with it. Sumi-e art originated with the Chinese. Chinese introduced it to the Japanese in 1300 A.D. In Japanese, “sumi-e” means “ink picture.”
Hotel Lincoln in the Middle
In the middle background is Hotel Lincoln. Hotel Lincoln’s address is 1816 N. Clark Street, Chicago. In the foreground are Lincoln Park bushes, paths and a pond. Lincoln never stayed at Hotel Lincoln because this hotel is only 2-3 years old.
Lincoln Park Zoo Sign
This sign is at the southeastern entrance to Lincoln Park Zoo (2200 N. Cannon Drive) in Lincoln Park. (The letters appear to be brass.) This zoo is open 365 days a year. Lincoln never visited this menagerie because it was founded in 1868.