Gettysburg, Pennsylvania: Time Warp: Abe Lincoln Meets Perry ComoBronze statues of President Abraham Lincoln and what appears to be an awestruck Perry Como (a 1950s pop singer from Pennsylvania). Perry holds a tourist map, Abe gestures toward the house where he wrote the Gettysburg Address.
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The artist, Seward Johnson has an identical but giant-sized version at Grounds for Sculpture in NJ.[Roger Crook, 04/20/2015]
The statue definitely looks like Perry Como, but "Perry" is holding the Gettysburg Address and is supposed to be a visitor. However it is the most realistic statue of Lincoln, so I'd definitely recommend it.[Mark, 08/07/2014]
Perry Como, relatively unknown for his work as a Lincoln scholar....
"Chillin' with Abe" is what this should be titled. Right in the main circle that connects town to the adjacent areas.[Anthony B, 04/26/2014]
Oddly realistic, other than Lincoln being dead and all.[Lora, 11/26/2011]
Time Travel or Feverish Hallucination? It's a bronze life-size statue of crooner Perry Como and President Abraham Lincoln.
When I first saw this statue, I was on a field trip with my son's fifth grade class to Gettysburg. The tour guide (gruff but lovable history buff) actually growled when we asked about it. Seems Perry Como grew up near here. He's holding the Gettysburg Address while Mr. Lincoln points up at the window of the room where he wrote it. Charming? Or just kind of weird? You be the judge. But mostly just expect the kids to say "Who's Perry Como?"[Mel Moore, 07/16/2009]
The local guides claim that this Lincoln was modeled from casts taken of Lincoln's face and hands when he was alive and is the "most lifelike" in existence.