A Tower of Lincoln Books for President’s Day!

Today is President’s Day, which also commonly referred to as Washington’s Birthday. This federal holiday is observed on the third Monday in February to honor the first President and all of the other Commanders-in-Chief of the United States of America.

I came across this amazing piece of artwork called A Tower of Lincoln Books. The Ford Theater in Washington, DC (which is where President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated) now poses as a National Historic Site that features a 34-foot tower of books written only about Honest Abe.

While there are about 15, 000 books said to have been written about Abraham Lincoln, there are only 7,000 books in the tower.  Why destroy 7,000 books? Well, they were not destroyed. The book tower is constructed of aluminum, which is imprinted with copies of book covers about the President.


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