Washington, DC: Lifelike Lincoln at Theater

Twice life-size, full-color head of President Lincoln sits in the front window of a theater (one where he wasn't shot).

Lincoln Theatre

Address:
1215 U St. NW, Washington, DC
Directions:
In a window on the left side of the Lincoln Theatre entrance, which is is on the north side of U St. NW just east of its intersection with 13th St. NW.
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The melancholy of window display.

Large, Lifelike Lincoln at Theater

A larger-than-life sculpture of Abraham Lincoln greets pedestrians who pass by the theater which bears his name on U Street NW. It was created in 2013 by makeup artist Kazuhiro Tsuji, who won an Academy Award in 2018 for his work on The Darkest Hour. The bust is startlingly lifelike, once you move past the fact that it's twice life-size. Hopefully this Lincoln, who sits behind glass, will fare better at the theatre than the real one.

[Kurt Deion / kurtshistoricsites.com, 12/04/2018]
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