Mask of Benjamin Franklin, 1790?
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Hutton Collection of Life and Death Masks. Department of Rare Books and Special Collection. Princeton University Library.

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Plaster of Paris; O.L. 9 1/2 in., O.W. 6 in. Max. H. to tip of nose 4 1/2 in.
Princeton University (Princeton, N.J.)
In the collections of Princeton University is a copy of a mask of Franklin's face, which has been called both a life mask and a death mask.

Its resemblance to other images of Franklin at the end of his life reinforces the identification. Terms of Use Credits