Anthony LaManna's chisel

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Anthony LaManna's chisel

Description

Anthony LaManna was a stone cutter who immigrated from Italy to the US through Ellis Island in 1904. He worked on the Lincoln Memorial in the late 1910s and early 1920s carving the words of the Gettysburg Address on the south interior wall. This chisel, along with other tools he used while carving that inscription, are now on display in the lower level of the memorial. Six years after he finished working on the Lincoln Memorial, LaManna passed the bar exam and spent the rest of his life working as a lawyer.

Source

National Park Service. View original.

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Appearance

A chisel with the name A. LaManna engraved on it.

Description

Anthony LaManna was a stone cutter who immigrated from Italy to the US through Ellis Island in 1904. He worked on the Lincoln Memorial in the late 1910s and early 1920s carving the words of the Gettysburg Address on the south interior wall. This chisel, along with other tools he used while carving that inscription, are now on display in the lower level of the memorial. Six years after he finished working on the Lincoln Memorial, LaManna passed the bar exam and spent the rest of his life working as a lawyer.

Coverage

1890-1919

Source

National Park Service. View original.