Lincoln Life Mask (Mills)

Laser / Photogrammetry


  • Cast after Clark Mills Plaster, c. 1917 cast after 1865 original National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

    Looking at Clark Mills' Life Mask of Abraham Lincoln

    This life mask was taken on February 11, 1865, a day before Abraham Lincoln’s fifty-sixth birthday, by sculptor Clark Mills. The 3-D object you see is a 1917 copy from the casting given to the Smithsonian in 1889 by the sculptor’s son.