Learning Lincoln On-line

CONTENTS SET D:

Seeing the Real Lincoln
Sculptures, Life and Death Masks and Great Paintings of Abraham Lincoln
Seeing the Real Lincoln
Sculptures, Life and Death Masks and Great Paintings of Abraham Lincoln
 

Leonard W. Volk plaster cast of Lincoln's face,  March, 1860, only months before his November 6 election.
Abraham Lincoln's Life Mask, 1886, cast by Augustus St. Gaudens (1848-1907) from an original plaster mask made in 1860 by Leonard W. Volk (1818-95), bronze

 

Gettysburg Lincoln by Robert Berks

Sculpture of "The Gettysburg Lincoln" by Robert Berks

The National Park Service

 

The Life and Death Masks, Photographs
of the 16th President , Abraham Lincoln

We can't see the President in person, as he has been dead for over 130 years.  We can look at wonderful paintings, drawings and even actual photos, but the plaster masks produced in olden days, with Abraham Lincoln participating in at least three instances, make for the most realistic 3-D depiction of the President.

It may seem kind of grotesque to view the masks and the hand impressions, but we must remember that the President volunteered to go through the uncomfortable process to allow the artists to do the masks.

This Lincoln Web Activity is Planned to help you to understand the appearance of Abraham Lincoln, and to show how the terrible war he was in charge of, took a poll on his appearance and health.

These links will take you to the death and life masks, photographs and sculptures of the President

 

Lincoln Art Resources

National Museum of History Mask
Smithsonian Portrait Gallery
Abraham Lincoln Online Lincoln Life Masks
Your Job
 

Learning On-Line Activities Collection

Learning On-Line Home Page