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February 2009

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Friday, February 13, 2009 Lincoln

The bust of Lincoln sits quietly in the shade on his two-hundredth birthday, downtown at the Federal courthouse in Los Angeles

The bust of Lincoln sits quietly in the shade on his two-hundredth birthday, downtown at the Federal courthouse in Los Angeles.  Next to it, an elegant black man in a tuxedo, alone, no one around, was reciting the Gettysburg Address, over and over.  It was Steve Louis Wilson - minor actor, SAG/AFTRA - who explained that on February 12, 1947, in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, he won first place and five dollars in the Lincoln Day Declamation Contest - a grade school kid in an all-black school in the Deep South.  He said he just had to do this, this time, this year.

We chatted for a bit and I left for home, and he stood straight and continued on.

The bust of Lincoln sits quietly in the shade on his two-hundredth birthday, downtown at the Federal courthouse in Los Angeles

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Technical Note:

These photographs were taken with a Nikon D200 the lenses used were AF-S Nikkor 18-70 mm 1:35-4.5G ED, or AF Nikkor 70-300 mm telephoto.  The high-resolution photography here was modified for web posting using Adobe Photoshop 7.0 software.

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