The General Services Administration has recovered a 1936 sculpture of Honest Abe’s head, according to a press release.
Artist A. William Mues originally created the sculpture as part of the Works Progress Administration for the government during the Great Depression. But the sculpture turned up at a New Jersey estate auction in November and identified by a GSA inspector general agent.
After reviewing documents from the National Archives and confirming its origins, the sculpture was returned to GSA. The sculpture is valued at $2,600.