Lincoln: Hand Life Cast of Abraham Lincolns Left Hand
Lincoln: Hand Life Cast of Abraham Lincolns Left Hand

Lincoln: Hand Life Cast of Abraham Lincolns Left Hand

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Lincoln: Hand

Life Cast of Abraham Lincolns Left Hand (Right hand also available)

Life size. 

Over 20 years ago we were commissioned by a museum to mold this hand from an original cast in their collection.

They have entrusted us to produce replicas of the finest detail.

Other colors available by request. 

Abraham Lincoln.

Solid plaster.  Resin cast also available for a slight upcharge.   Please contact us for more information 

Phone 314-556-0786


Face mask: 7 in x 8 1/2 in x 9 in; 17.78 cm x 21.59 cm x 22.86 cm

Right hand: 3 5/8 in x 5 1/4 in x 6 1/8 in; 9.1948 cm x 13.335 cm x 15.5956 cm

Left hand: 2 3/4 in x 4 1/4 in x 6 5/8 in; 6.985 cm x 10.795 cm x 16.8148 cm


Casts of Abraham Lincoln's Face and Hands available separately.

Chicago artist Leonard Volk produced tte first plaster life mask of Abraham Lincoln in April 1860. Volk made the casts of Lincoln’s hands on May 20, two days after the Republican Party nominated him for the presidency. Lincoln’s right hand was still swollen from shaking hands with supporters. To steady his hand in the mold, Lincoln went out to the woodshed and cut off a piece of broom handle. Volk later placed the piece of handle in the cast displayed here (broomstick in right hand only).

In 1886 Volk’s son sold the casts of Lincoln’s face and hands to a group that proposed having the sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens make a limited set of replicas.

In 1888 the 33 supporters of this project presented Volk’s personal copies of the life mask and hands, along with bronze replicas produced by Saint-Gaudens, to the U.S. government for preservation. The donation was made on the condition that “the original plaster casts should never be tampered with.” Any future casts could only be made from the bronze replicas.


(Key words: Lincoln Life Mask Hands Cast Replica)