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 Larkin Goldsmith Mead Jr.

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Larkin Goldsmith Mead Jr. Famous memorial

Birth
Chesterfield, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, USA
Death
15 Oct 1910 (aged 75)
Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy
Burial
Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy
Plot
2PPsSH VI 11s
Memorial ID
14680681 View Source

Sculptor. He is probably best known as the designer of Abraham Lincoln's tomb in Springfield, Illinois, for which he also created a larger than life bronze statue of the President. The work was completed in 1874. Mead's other notable works include "America" (1868 to 1874) for the Soldiers Monument in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, and the statue of Ethan Allen (1876) that is displayed in the US Capitol's National Statuary Hall. A native of Brattleboro, Vermont, he settled in Florence, Italy in 1862.

Sculptor. He is probably best known as the designer of Abraham Lincoln's tomb in Springfield, Illinois, for which he also created a larger than life bronze statue of the President. The work was completed in 1874. Mead's other notable works include "America" (1868 to 1874) for the Soldiers Monument in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, and the statue of Ethan Allen (1876) that is displayed in the US Capitol's National Statuary Hall. A native of Brattleboro, Vermont, he settled in Florence, Italy in 1862.

Bio by: Bill McKern


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Bill McKern
  • Added: 22 Jun 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 14680681
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/14680681/larkin-goldsmith-mead: accessed ), memorial page for Larkin Goldsmith Mead Jr. (3 Jan 1835–15 Oct 1910), Find a Grave Memorial ID 14680681, citing Cimitero Evangelico degli Allori, Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy; Maintained by Find a Grave.