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Stephen Douglas political button

Creator:
unknown
Location:
unknown
Origin Date:
1860
Materials:
metal
Measurements:
1" Diameter
Item ID:
71.2009.082.0285
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Three-dimensional Objects

Description

Round brass 1860 campaign ferrotype features a centered tintype portrait of Stephen Douglas who wears a dark jacket and bow tie. The portrait is surrounded by raised braided trim. The subject's name is printed in the surrounding border as well as "1860". On each side of "1860" are three roses. The reverse is identical except it features a tintype portrait of Herschel Johnson. His name is printed in the surrounding border as well as "1860" and the three roses that surround each side. The top is pierced with a hole. Part of The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum