In early 1865, just a few months before he would be assassinated, President Abraham Lincoln consented to having a mask made of his face by sculptor Clark Mills. The mask, which was photographed behind glass, is on display at the American Art and National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

This photograph is “as is” from the camera, there was no post processing.

Camera: Canon Rebel XTi 400D
(ISO: 800; SS: 1/5; AV: 9.0; Lens: 17-85mm)


abraham lincoln, face, mask, clark mills, sculptor, smithsonian, american art museum, national portrait gallery, washington, d c, dc, district columbia, cora wandel


  • Stuart Baxter
    Stuart Baxterabout 2 years ago

    wow…very dramatic image

  • Thank you Stuart!

    – Cora Wandel

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