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    Abraham Lincoln: "Life" Castings of Hands. Set of left & right clenched hands of Abraham Lincoln, originally cast by Leonard Wells Volk in Springfield in May 1860. The sculptor asked Lincoln to hold something, so Lincoln cut off a piece of a broom handle for the task "at hand". The right hand, which holds the handle, appears swollen, a condition that Volk attributed to hours of hand shaking. Each measures approximately 4" x 6". They are made of solid plaster with a bronze painted finish. There are no markings. Each has an imbedded loop for suspension. Minor scuffing to bottoms. Likely cast in the years after Lincoln's death, perhaps 1880-1890.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2016
    17th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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