Bust of Abraham Lincoln
The Truman Howe Bartlett Collection
Today Pete Souza works as the White House photographer, taking Instagrams of the first dog and capturing intimate moments of the first family. Leonard Volk, the artist responsible for this bust, the plaster hand casts, and a bronze life mask of Abraham Lincoln, instead captured his subject with plaster. Here, Lincoln is depicted in a toga, so that his bust can better blend in among depictions of classical Greeks and Romans.