A statue of Abraham Lincoln has been admired at the Los Angeles Federal Courthouse since 1941, but it’s suddenly getting a LOT of attention online.
A photo of the sculpture, “Young Lincoln”, created by artist James L. Hansen shows Abe as a young, shirtless man, holding a book, and suggestively tugging at his waistband with his thumb, is making its rounds around the internet
Reminder that the Los Angeles federal courthouse has a statue of Abraham Lincoln where he’s a shirtless young stud suggestively tugging at his waistband like a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model: pic.twitter.com/32bjqEERYi
— Zack Stentz (@MuseZack) February 20, 2019
According to the plaque next to the statue, the creator “developed his own interpretation of Lincoln, portraying him as a young man standing barefoot and shirtless – a man of deep sentiment and understanding.”
I dig it.