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San Francisco Art at Site www.sfart.info Haig	Patigian	Abraham Lincoln
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Haig Patigian

Abraham Lincoln

1926
Civic Center
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This statue of Abraham Lincoln by Mr. Patigian replaced a statue by P. Mazarra of Lincoln destroyed in the 1906 earthquake.”Lincoln was dead! A period of national mourning swept the nation immediately after his assassination. During this time, Pietro Mezzara–who was listed in the San Francisco city directory as a cameo cutter and a sculptor–began working on a clay model of a large statue of Lincoln.The Mechanics Institute was soon going to host a fair, and so the Institute suggested that Mezzara cast the statue in plaster for the fair, which opened in Union Square on August 10, 1865. The plaster statue was unveiled the first night of the fair and consequently, became the first statue erected in honor of Abraham Lincoln.” (Excerpted from Everything Lincoln.)