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I have heard that Daniel Chester French, the deaf sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial, might have arranged Lincoln's hands to form an "A" (fist) and "L" (finger and thumb pointing). Does anyone have definitive evidence of the sculptor's intent?
(08 Feb 2008)
Is Lincoln Signing his intials?
No. Yet another urban legend. The artist studied casts of the former Presidents hands to get the proper appearance- http://www.nps.gov/linc/faq
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