Most Americans know Abraham Lincoln as a bearded man with a love for freeing slaves, tall hats, and theater. But in the heart of Los Angeles, he is also remembered as a snack.
Behold, young, beardless, shirtless Lincoln.
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
This shot of hot Lincoln from the Los Angeles federal courthouse has gone viral, sparking a wave of reactions on Twitter.
Honest Abs— Ned Pyle (@NerdPyle) February 20, 2019
The Gettysburg Undress— Alec MacGillis (@AlecMacGillis) February 20, 2019
Carrying a book as a pretense that he's going to his friend's house to "study."— "Chrisna" (@chrisna) February 20, 2019
replace every confederate monument with a statue of Hot Lincoln https://t.co/nhrn9OzOJW— Kelsey D. Atherton (@AthertonKD) February 20, 2019
Correction: there IS a metric imperial fuckton of fanfiction about that shirtless Lincoln statue. Some of it is even safe for work…https://t.co/k46rD1M9co— Pepijn (@PKtje) February 20, 2019
this fall on the cw:— Oliver Willis (@owillis) February 20, 2019
he's the fresh-faced senator from illinois with the six pack abs, and he's about to start a civil war at washington u. he'll "emancipate" as he un-adresses the student body.
Linc, after Riverdale, this fall https://t.co/wjCK5tgyyg
lincoln is the hot lead— Oliver Willis (@owillis) February 20, 2019
mary todd is from the big city
sherman is a total jock bro
john wilkes booth is totally emo
stephen douglas is linc's brainiac love rival
jeff davis is the racist captain of the football team
LINC. this fall from the CW
Hot Lincoln Who Fucks.— Liz Shannon Miller (@lizlet) February 20, 2019
Fun Facts about this statue: It’s called “Young Lincoln,” was created in 1939 for an open sculpting competition by James Hansen, who used himself as its shirtless model. Pics below.
Found it… pic.twitter.com/IPumQ4iGZF— Jennifer Jordan (@ediblememory) February 20, 2019
The guy who sculpted the Sexy Lincoln statue used himself as a model, and when he won the competition to sculpt it, he used the prize money to buy "a new car, promptly wrecked it, spent 18 days in jail"— Bill Black (@williamrblack) May 4, 2018
Source: Life, Sept. 9, 1940 https://t.co/rNEglbyAXr pic.twitter.com/ZFO5PWto0D
But this isn’t the first time the internet has gone wild for a hot Lincoln statue. In 2017, a tamer but still swoon-worthy statue of the iconic president caused a stir when this Facebook vid blew up.
And just last spring, a copy of Hansen’s “Young Lincoln” spurred thirst and a Buzzfeed post thanks to this tweet.
Look, I’ve lived in Illinois and seen a lot of Lincolns in my time but this is maybe one of the most unusual? C. 1940 sexy New Deal Lincoln at the DC Office of Public Records pic.twitter.com/3a1nmL8GYM— MJ Rymsza-Pawlowska (@malgorzatar) May 3, 2018
Happy belated birthday to the president who’s still got us swooning.
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