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Dream Lady, also known as the Eugene Field Memorial, is a bronze sculpture by Edward McCartan. It is located in Lincoln Park, Chicago.

Dream Lady
Eugene Field Memorial
Dream Lady is located in Chicago metropolitan area
Dream Lady
Dream Lady
Location in Chicago
ArtistEdward McCartan
LocationChicago, Illinois, United States
Coordinates41°55′16.23″N 87°37′56.03″W / 41.9211750°N 87.6322306°W / 41.9211750; -87.6322306

Eugene Field (1850–1895) was an author and journalist, and wrote a humor column, "Sharps and Flats", for the Chicago Daily News. He was also well known as an author of poems for children.



The memorial cost $35,000, and was funded by public school children, citizens of Chicago and the B. F. Ferguson Monument Fund. It was dedicated on October 9, 1922.[1]

The inscriptions reads:

  • On upper base front left side:

Have you ever heard of the sugar plum tree
tis a marvel of great renown
it blooms on the shore of the lollipop sea
in the garden of shut eye town.

  • On upper base front right side:

Wynken, Blinken and Nod one night
sailed off in a wooden shoe
sailed on a river of crystal light
into a sea of dew.

  • On back of base:

Erected in 1922 by
school children and
citizens aided by the
Benj. F. Ferguson Fund[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Memoirla for Eugene field Unveiled" (PDF). The New York Times. October 10, 1922.
  2. ^ "Eugene Field Memorial, (sculpture)", SIRIS

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