Author: Gage, Robert Merrell
Title: Bust of Abraham Lincoln
Place Published: [n.p.]
Date Published: 1959
(Plaster?) bust mounted on wood base. Approx. 22x9 cm (8½x3").
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With presentation plaque to Carl Haverlin, pioneer in radio broadcasting, and longtime president of Broadcast Music Inc., who was also an authority on the Civil War, from the Lincoln Sesquicentennial Association of California, dated February 8, 1960. Gage executed likenesses of Lincoln in many stages of the president's life. In 1955 Gage starred in a short film The Face of Lincoln, in which he modeled Lincoln's features while narrating the story of his life. The film won an Acadamy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.