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Douglas Life Mask
Douglas Life Mask
Resource Typeimage
TitleDouglas Life Mask
DescriptionStephen 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.
Lesson Plans / ThemesGovernment in Illinois; The Constitution and the U.S.
Learning Standards14 Political systems; 16 History;
Author or CreatorVolk, Leonard Wells, 1828-1895
SourceCopy donated to the University of Illinois Library by Professor Robert W. Johannsen
Subject / KeywordsDouglas, Stephen A., 1813-1861; Volk, Leonard Wells, 1828-1895; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Collection PublisherUIUC Rare Book & Special Collections Library
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