Lot 940
  • 940

(Lincoln, Abraham, sixteenth President)

2,500 - 3,500 USD
9,375 USD
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  • Rail-splitting Hand of Abraham Lincoln
A plaster cast of Lincoln's right hand holding a section of a broom handle (6 x 5 1/2 in.; 175 x 140 mm), painted to resemble bronze, by Leonard W. Volk, signed on the bottom of the wrist "A. Lincoln L.W. Volk 1860"; mounted on a small, wooden plinth. Together with: Leonard Wells Volk. Autograph letter signed ("Leonard W. Volk") 3 pages on blue-ruled paper (8 x 5 in.; 202 x 125 mm), Chicago, 22 February 1880, to Miss Effie M. Huntington of New York, along with an autograph envelope, explaining the circumstances of modeling Abraham Lincoln's hand in June 1860; stamp clipped from envelope. Together with: a lithograph of the right "Rail Splitter's" hand, page split through the center. Grey portfolio, green morocco spine lettered gilt; spine faded.