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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania: Abe Lincoln Meets Perry Como

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Address:
9 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, PA
Directions:
Southeast corner of the midtown square of Gettysburg, where US-30/York St. and US-15/Baltimore St. meet.
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Perry and Abe.

Abe Lincoln Meets Perry Como

Bronze statues of 19th century Abraham Lincoln and what sure looks like an awestruck 20th century pop singer.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [03/26/2023]

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Time Warp: Abe Lincoln Meets Perry Como

The statues were removed on March 17, 2022 and transported via truck to New Jersey. They will undergo restoration by the Seward Johnson Atelier in a process that is expected to take several months. Upon completion, they will be returned to their spot in Gettysburg.

[Kurt Deion / kurtshistoricsites.com, 04/21/2022]

The statues were returned to their spot on June 29, 2022.

Abe Lincoln meets Perry Como.

Time Warp: Abe Lincoln meets Perry Como

This is to the right, in the traffic circle in Gettysburg, when you are coming from the Battlefield. The detail on these statues is unbelievable. We had to touch Perry Como's sweater to see if it was real!

[tim,colleen,susan,billy, 09/24/2015]
Time Warp: Abe Lincoln Meets Perry Como

The artist, Seward Johnson has an identical but giant-sized version at Grounds for Sculpture in NJ.

[Roger Crook, 04/20/2015]
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....

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