Presented by J. Berchem/A. LINCOLN./L. W. VOLK./1860 fecit
This model of the mask and hands of Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) were taken by Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) in Chicago. Reproduced in bronze by Mr. Jules Berchem, the donor, who received the original model from Mr. Volk in whose studio he worked at that time. Mr. Berchem was the proprietor of the American Art Bronze Foundry, Chicago.