Gettysburg, Pennsylvania: Time Warp: Abe Lincoln Meets Perry Como

Bronze 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.
Address:
US Hwy 30, Gettysburg, PA
Directions:
Main square of Gettysburg, PA, where US Hwy 30/York St. and US Hwy 15/Baltimore St. meet.
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Time Warp: Abe Lincoln Meets Perry Como

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....

Perry, Abe and me. Time Warp: Abe Lincoln Meets Perry Como

"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]
Abe Lincoln. Abe Lincoln and Perry Como-Lookalike

Oddly realistic, other than Lincoln being dead and all.

[Lora, 11/26/2011]
Abe and Perry stroll the square. Abe Lincoln and Perry Como

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.

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