Contact Us

Looks Like Even Abraham Lincoln Can’t Avoid Graffiti

Lincoln Douglas Billboard, Jeff Dorsey

It has been there for quite some time, and when I first saw it I must admit I did a double take. I am referring to the spray painted mustache on the face of Abraham Lincoln on the billboard on the riverfront at Kesler Park in Quincy.  

Apparently, the artist favored Stephen Douglas over Lincoln in that the picture of Douglas appears to be graffiti-less. Actually, I have debated about writing this story because of the fear of some “starving artist” getting an idea to further decorate the billboard. They would only be “starving” because instead of going to McDonalds, Burger King or Wendy’s they spent their allowance on a can of spray paint instead.

It has always amazed me that one, these graffiti artists are really quite talented and secondly, how do they get this done without anyone actually seeing them do it. Some graffiti is quite extensive and would take a significant amount of time to produce, yet they manage to do it without a witness. Just amazing. However, this piece of “art” probably took about 20 seconds. There’s nothing worse than a graffiti artist wannabe.

Hopefully, the Quincy Park District will soon be able to restore this Lincoln-Douglas billboard to it’s original likeness which is the real purpose of this writing.

Best of Y101

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Y101 Rewards quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Y101 Rewards contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.