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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Lincoln's Hand

This is a close up of Abraham Lincoln's hand from the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. While the impact of the memorial is profound as a whole, an experience undeniably sure to arouse ones senses, I was visually drawn to Lincoln's Hand. Its subtle complexity spoke to me. Visually, I found Lincoln's hand to quietly embody the the many tribulations of his life-long struggles; powerful, while being somber, reticent and intricate, as well.

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Date Taken: 07.2017
Date Uploaded: 05.2018
Photo Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States of America
Copyright: © Maureen Miller