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VRA Core 4 Example 6: Memorial building
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Work record [refid 5]
agent Henry Bacon (American architect, 1866-1924)
culturalContext American
date 1911-1912 (design); 1914-1922 (creation)
description Design was chosen by competition. The chosen design was influenced by the Greek Parthenon. Built into the design are symbols of the Union like the 36 exterior Doric columns representing the 36 states in the Union at the time of Lincoln's death.
Longstreth, Richard , ed.; Mall in Washington, 1791-1991, Hanover and London: University Press of New England, 1991 (0894681389) [description source]
inscription Inscribed above the statue: IN THIS TEMPLE / AS IN THE HEARTS OF THE PEOPLE / FOR WHOM HE SAVED THE UNION / THE MEMORY OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN / IS ENSHRINED FOREVER; [the northern wall contains an inscription of Lincoln's second inaugural speech, the southern wall contains an inscription of the Gettysburg address]
location Washington, District of Columbia, United States [site]
On the National Mall [location note]
material Exterior: Colorado Yule marble; tripods: Pink Tennessee marble; interior walls and columns: Indiana limestone; ceiling: Alabama marble saturated with paraffin for translucency; floor and wall base: Pink Tennessee marble
measurements 30.18 m (height, building)
source Core 4 Sample Database (VCat)
stylePeriod Twentieth century
subject rulers and leaders; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 ; commemoration; Union (United States); temples; Doric order; columns; states (political divisions); Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
technique carving (processes); construction (assembling)
title Lincoln Memorial [cited, true, en]
worktype buildings; memorials; built works; monuments
image courtesy Hartill Art Associates
Image record [refid 104]
agent Hartill, Alec
measurements 18 MB
relation [imageOf 5, Core 4 Sample Database (VCat)]
rights © Alec or Marlene Hartill
source VRA Data Standards Committee, Core 4 Sample Records [href]
Hartill Art Associates AAm0457B [source of image]
subject parks (recreation areas)
technique digital imaging
title Facade; Doric order
worktype digital image
Last modified October 13, 2014