The New York Journal
of 9 Feb. carried on the front page a gravure of a plaster bust of
Abraham Lincoln by
Dr. Arkell Roger McMichael.
The title reads:
"Dr. A. R. McMichael, seventy years of age, of 376 Park Avenue, a
practicing physician for the last forty years, never had an art lesson
in his life, yet between tennis games last summer he proven
himself a sculptor by completing the plaster bust from which this
striking bronze of the martyred President was cast. The study is Dr.
McMichael's first attempt at sculpture."
Dr, McMichael is a son of the
late Jacob McMichael and spent his boyhood days on the old homestead
about three miles north of Boston.
Although it is probably fifty years
since Dr. McMichael left the old home we are sure that there is ever
that fond recollection of the many happy youthful days spent in old
Townsend, because he is a subscriber to his old home town paper, The