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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 31, July 30, 2006, Article 35

QUIZ ANSWER: WHICH FOOT IS FORWARD ON THE LINCOLN STATUE?

Last week Dick Johnson and I posed a quiz question, and we must have
stumped everyone.  Which foot is forward on the statue of Abraham
Lincoln depicted on the Lincoln Cent and back of the $5 bill?

"A unique piece of Americana caught up in a dispute over priceless
relics shows that thoughts were mixed about which foot should be out
front.

The piece, a plaster study used for carving the statue, has the
seated president with his left foot out, which was the Greek style.
When sculptor Daniel Chester French's marble statue was carved, it
was decided to put Lincoln's right foot out, the Roman way."

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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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