On Alabaster Base This Abraham Lincoln bust captures the demeanor of our president that was responsible for bringing an end to slavery. President Abraham Lincoln was the sixteenth president of the United States of America wining the Republican nomination in 1860. President Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Address. He was born Feb. 12, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky, his parents were both born in Virginia, of common families. Abraham Lincoln was a self-taught person, with remarkable common sense captivating his audiences whenever he spoke. From a green perspective it make no sense to import marble bases when we have a ready supply of wood in the midwest. In light of our green movement we are phasing out the marble bases and moving to wooden bases. Our wooden bases are select pieces of locally grown and crafted wood.