April 11, 2009

New Artifacts on Display

Life Mask and Hands: This is one of 15 sets of bronze replicas of Lincoln's face and hands that were produced in 1886 by sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens. (Newseum)
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Life Mask and Hands: This is one of 15 sets of bronze replicas of Lincoln's face and hands that were produced in 1886 by sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens. (Newseum)

Keene Dress: This is a swatch of the original dress worn by "Our American Cousin" lead actress Laura Keene, who cradled Lincoln's head after he was shot. (Newseum)
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Keene Dress: This is a swatch of the original dress worn by "Our American Cousin" lead actress Laura Keene, who cradled Lincoln's head after he was shot. (Newseum)

Beginning April 11, three rare artifacts were added to the Newseum’s popular "Manhunt: Chasing Lincoln’s Killer" exhibit.

For Limited Display April 11-26:

  • A fragment from the dress worn by "Our American Cousin" lead actress Laura Keene that was stained with Lincoln’s blood.
  • A lock of Lincoln’s hair framed with dried flowers from his coffin.

April 11-Feb. 2010:

  • A rare bronze set of Lincoln life mask and hands, created by noted sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens in the 1880s directly from the 1860 plaster life mask and hands by Leonard Volk.

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