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A Sandburg Stumper
08-27-2022, 07:57 AM
Post: #316
RE: A Sandburg Stumper
You got it, Gene. The Sandburg's were speaking with three of the actors from the movie, which for some strange reason filmmaker George Stevens hired Sandburg as a consultant. While he didn't do much of note he did receive a credit in the film. One of the actors he is speaking to is Ed Wynn.

I found this picture on the University of Illinois digital website. They have thousands of pictures from several years of Sandburg's life.

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01-01-2023, 02:37 PM
Post: #317
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Let's start the year off with a Sandburg Stumper. No Googling, please.

In his Connemara study, Carl Sandburg had something that had a distant connection to Abraham Lincoln. What was it?

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01-01-2023, 05:43 PM
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RE: A Sandburg Stumper
(01-01-2023 02:37 PM)Rob Wick Wrote:  Let's start the year off with a Sandburg Stumper. No Googling, please.

In his Connemara study, Carl Sandburg had something that had a distant connection to Abraham Lincoln. What was it?

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I have visited Connemara Farms in Flat Rock, NC and noticed that Sandburg had a bust of Lincoln by the well-known artist Leo Cherne and, since I have a copy of that bust on one of the shelves housing my Lincoln books, I was delighted to be in such select company. If I knew how to add a photo, I would attach one of the bust I own.
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01-01-2023, 05:51 PM
Post: #319
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Joe, I will be happy to post it if you send a photo to me via e-mail.
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01-02-2023, 08:19 AM
Post: #320
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A statue makes perfect sense Joe, but that's not what I'm looking for. It would have existed during Lincoln's time.

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Abraham Lincoln in the only man, dead or alive, with whom I could have spent five years without one hour of boredom.
--Ida M. Tarbell

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01-02-2023, 04:09 PM
Post: #321
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Wild guess: Sandburg realized Connemara was on a hill. Abraham and Mary Lincoln were married in the Edwards' home which was located in a section of Springfield known as Aristocracy Hill.
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01-02-2023, 06:11 PM
Post: #322
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I took the tour of Cannemara. What a fascinating NP site. As I recall, the item you may be referring to wasn't owned by Lincoln or any specific person with a Lincoln connection. I can't remember if it was a chair, a desk or a work table made out of wood that came from the Lincoln White House.
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01-03-2023, 10:29 AM
Post: #323
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Anita, your memory seeved you well. It was a table made out of wood from the White House during the time of the Lincoln administration. It was presented to Sandburg after he won the Pulitzer prize for "The War Years." Great job!

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01-03-2023, 01:48 PM
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(01-03-2023 10:29 AM)Rob Wick Wrote:  Anita, your memory seeved you well. It was a table made out of wood from the White House during the time of the Lincoln administration. It was presented to Sandburg after he won the Pulitzer prize for "The War Years." Great job!

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Do you know where in the White House the wood was located? I can't find any info on it.
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01-03-2023, 03:01 PM (This post was last modified: 01-03-2023 03:01 PM by Rob Wick.)
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Quote:Do you know where in the White House the wood was located? I can't find any info on it.

I don't. I got the question from the latest issue of Inklings and Idlings, the newsletter of the Sandburg birthplace, and the only thing it said was that the wood came from a renovation and was fashioned into a table which was then presented to Sandburg.

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Abraham Lincoln in the only man, dead or alive, with whom I could have spent five years without one hour of boredom.
--Ida M. Tarbell

I want the respect of intelligent men, but I will choose for myself the intelligent.
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