Lincoln and Douglas Life Mask by Leonard Volk (1828-1895)

Leonard Wells Volk was an American sculptor. With the assistance of Stephen A. Douglas he studied in Rome. In 1857 he opened a studio in Chicago. On March 31, 1860, a month after his Cooper Institute Speech in New York City, Abraham Lincoln sat for Volk in Chicago. Volk made a life mask of Lincoln and casts of his hands. His statues of Lincoln and Douglas are in the capitol at Springfield, IL.

Date:
1860
Original Format:
Artifact
Item#:
MES01449
Height:
2784px
Width:
2251px
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