The Republic

The original version of the “Statue of the Republic” stood nearly three times higher (at 65 feet) then the current, which resides in Chicago’s Jackson Park.  Originally part of the World’s Fair in 1893, the artist, Daniel French, would later produce the statue of Lincoln for Washington D.C.’s Lincoln Memorial.  The current statue was commissioned in 1918, for Illinois’ centennial celebration.

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