Davidson Bust in Springfield, Illinois

You can see this bronze work by Jo Davidson in the Lincoln Home National Historic Site Visitor Center. In 1983 the White House Preservation Fund and Dr. Maury Leibovitz gave the 18-inch-high portrait to the home. The bust had been cast in 1947 by the Roman Bronze Works of New York.

Born 18 years after Abraham Lincoln's death, Davidson was an American sculptor best known for his portrait busts; the National Portrait Gallery alone has 60 of his works. His subjects included many famous 20th-century personalities such as General Pershing, Will Rogers, Gertrude Stein, and President Wilson.

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