Abraham Lincoln, Macerated Note Sculpture, 19th - 20th century

Abraham Lincoln, Macerated Note Sculpture, 19th - 20th century

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This bust of Abraham Lincoln is made from notes. The notes were macerated, that is, soaked in water to break them down and then converted into pulp. The remaining material was then transformed into sculpture, similar to paper-mache artwork. Fragments of the designs of national notes are visible on Lincoln’s neck.
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Object Name
date made
19th - 20th century
place made
United States
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 15 cm x 9.5 cm x 2 cm; 5 29/32 in x 3 3/4 in x 25/32 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Abraham Goldstein
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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