Frank Lloyd Wright, Carl Sandburg and Thomas Jefferson

Oh the gems that can be found on Youtube!  From 1957, two legends discussing a third.  Frank Lloyd Wright, one of the greatest American architects of the 19th and 20th centuries, and Carl Sandburg, poet and Lincoln biographer, talking about Thomas Jefferson!

Carl Sandburg, in his multivolume biography of Lincoln, got closer to the heart of the man than many professionally trained historians, telling the tale of a man’s life requiring the touch of a poet as well as a chronicling of facts.  Frank Lloyd Wright developed a style of architecture that causes his buildings to be treasured.  In my town of Dwight, the building of the First National Bank of Dwight was designed by Wright, and is a little gem of his style.  Go here to read all about it. 

It is interesting to hear two men who are now legendary themselves, discussing a third legendary American.  In the world beyond one can hope that Jefferson has since taken part in the conversation!

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Published in: on March 28, 2011 at 5:30 am  Comments (3)  
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3 Comments

  1. Wow! Thanks for sharing this. I never gave much credence to YouTube, but you’ve opened up a whole new perspective to me. :)

  2. Thank you Jessica. It is really intriguing what can be found on Youtube with some searching.

  3. [...] follow up to my post here.  Carl Sandburg appears in the video above on What’s My Line and Frank Lloyd Wright appears [...]


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