Lincoln's Hand

Hidden Valley Lake, California
January 4, 2016 3:24pm CST
I've come across one of the oddest articles from the Smithsonian news. Apparently, there is a plaster of Abraham Lincoln's hand that is 150 years old which has gone missing. It has been stolen from a museum in Illinois. The plaster hand was being kept on display at the Kankakee County Museum south of Chicago. The work was done by George Grey Barnard. His work includes art from medieval times and those are on display at The Cloisters in New York City. It wasn't until a night custodian came by the spot that it became noticed the hand to be missing. The small museum's executive director Connie Licon says they were devastated because they just don't get pieces of art like that. Lincoln's hand is worth about $5,000 but the thief is highly unlikely to get it sold because it would take a very serious art collector to want it so this person at some point will get caught trying to sell it.
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@Missmwngi (10792)
• Nairobi, Kenya
4 Jan 16
I agree or whoever will be caught with it will have to explain how and where they got it