Mini Lincoln Meets Harriet Beecher Stowe.

Mini Lincoln Meets Harriet Beecher Stowe

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Hartford, Connecticut

Miniature versions of Lincoln and Harriet Beecher Stowe, the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, face each other atop an outdoor table. The 2006 statue by Bruno Lucchesi commemorates the 1862 meeting between Lincoln and Stowe, who was a Hartford resident (Bruno took some liberties with Stowe, who looks about 18 in the sculpture, but was 51 at the time she met Lincoln). The statue is one of 16 Lincoln-related sculptures along the Hartford Riverwalk; it's also one of the few Lincoln statues that doesn't leave you standing in his 6'4" shadow. A lifetime spent looking at tall Lincolns makes photos of this one seem like optical illusions.

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Mini Lincoln Meets Harriet Beecher Stowe

Riverwalk N., Hartford, CT
Statue is on the elevated section of the Hartford Riverwalk, on the west bank of the Hartford River, just south of the Hwy 2 Founders Bridge. Nearest access from the street is a couple of blocks west; climb the wide stairway on the southeast corner of State and Prospect Sts.
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