In the decades following the 1868 dedication of the white marble figure of a solemn standing Abraham Lincoln in front of City Hall in Washington, D.C., memories of the living Lincoln faded as those who knew him passed away. But the nearly sacred place the martyred president held in the heart…

Beginning in 1897, a former farm in the picturesque Berkshires Mountains of western Massachusetts became home to the famous sculptor Daniel Chester French, his wife Mamie, and their daughter Margaret. Both Daniel’s middle name and the name of his estate — Chesterwood — honor Chester, N.H., w…

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