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Collection Tier:
Tier 1

Veterans ➔ Casts Of Abraham Lincoln's Hands

Identifier:
1992.1.6
Description:
One pair of 33 known sets of hands. A piece of wood is grasped in the right hand. The right hand is swollen as compared with the left, and the swelling is attributed to the excessive hand-shaking the evening before the night of his nomination for the President of the United States. The left hand is simply a loose fist in a downward position.
Date:
June 1860
Materials:
Plaster
Dimensions:
3.25" h 6.5 | 6.5" w 3.2500 | 3.25" d; 3.25" h
Current Location Status:
On Exhibit
Source:
Museum Collection
Rights:

Exhibits/Programs
O is for Oddities ()

Thank God for Michigan: Stories from the Civil War (June 6 2011 – March 29 2015)
Thank God for Michigan was an exhibition developed by the GRPM to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War.  The exhibit featured over 150 artifacts from the GRPM's collection and told the story of the Civil War through the lens of soldiers and civilians from Michigan.
Makers/Donors
Volk, Leonard Wells

Augustus Saint-gaudens

Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th president of the United States from 1861 until his assassination in 1865.
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