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Signed Program for the unveiling of Gutzon Borglum?s ?Seated Lincoln? ? Roosevelt presented the statue to the City of Newark ? Borglum later carved the faces of Lincoln and Roosevelt with Washington and Jefferson on Mount Rushmore
Program Signed ?Theodore Roosevelt? on front cover board beneath engraved ?Ceremony / of the / Unveiling / of the / Lincoln Monument / Van Horn Bequest / Newark, New Jersey / May 30th 1911.? Cover boards, eight page insert, 6.25? x 9?, tied together with ribbon. Minor flaw at top edge of cover, scattered light soiling. Fine condition. Accompanied by the original 10? x 6.5? mailing envelope to Miss Westerberg in Roselle, New Jersey, postmarked Newark, N.J., May 30, 1911.?The New York Times? reported the ceremony the next day. Headed ?40,000 Cheer Roosevelt / Ovation for the Colonel at the Lincoln / Statue Unveiling in Newark.? In part, ?Col. Theodore Roosevelt participated in the unveiling of the bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln yesterday in Newark in the presence of about 40,000 persons. The dedication ceremony was on the plaza of the Essex County Court House. The speaker got a noisy welcome. He held his silk hat high above his head and bowed vigorously. In the course of his speech, the
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