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July 28, 1866

“… all this time the personality of Lincoln was gradually sinking deeper and deeper into my soul. I was modeling the man in clay, but he was being engraven still more deeply upon my heart…” Vinnie Ream

Vinnie Ream receives a commission from the United States government for a statue of Abraham Lincoln. She was the first and at the age of 18, the youngest woman to receive such a commission.

Lavinia Ellen “Vinnie” Ream Hoxie was an American sculptor. Her most famous work is the statue of Abraham Lincoln in the U.S. Capitol rotunda.

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