In 1967, Lipchitz was commissioned to make a monument for the Municipal Plaza in Philadelphia. He described his preliminary model as 'a sort of totem pole', with a pair of nude figures on each tier. According to Lipchitz's account, the upper layer is the Philadelphia city flag, although in the full size sculpture it appears to be made up of reclining figures. The title, which was given by the commissioning body after seeing early designs, is a quotation from Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.
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