• Creator
  • Volk, Leonard Wells, 1828-1895
  • Created Date
  • 12-26-00
  • Description
  • Stephen A. Douglas defeated Abraham Lincoln in the Senate election of 1858. They had debated across Illinois seven times. This is a life mask of Stephen A. Douglas created by Leonard Volk in 1857. Douglas, who was related to Volk by marriage, sent him to Rome in 1856 to perfect his craft. Upon Volk's return in 1857, he made a life mask of Douglas. This copy at the University of Illinois is unsigned and undated. Government in Illinois; The Cons... more
    Stephen A. Douglas defeated Abraham Lincoln in the Senate election of 1858. They had debated across Illinois seven times. This is a life mask of Stephen A. Douglas created by Leonard Volk in 1857. Douglas, who was related to Volk by marriage, sent him to Rome in 1856 to perfect his craft. Upon Volk's return in 1857, he made a life mask of Douglas. This copy at the University of Illinois is unsigned and undated. Government in Illinois; The Constitution and the U.S. 14 Political systems; 16 History. less
  • Format
  • Douglaslifemask.jpg