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Bust of Abraham Lincoln

by Gutzon Borglum




U.S. Capitol


The bust of Abraham Lincoln feature’s Lincoln’s head seemingly emerging from rough-cut marble and stands 40 inches high and weighs 375 pounds. Gutzon Borglum, best known for his sculptures at Mount Rushmore, South Dakota, carved the sculpture in 1908. The bust is currently on display in the Crypt of the U.S. Capitol.


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Taken on December 7, 2011