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John Bell button

Creator:
unknown
Location:
unknown
Origin Date:
1860
Materials:
metal
Measurements:
overall: x x 1/2 in
Item ID:
71.2009.082.0248
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Three-dimensional Objects

Description

Round John Bell button features a centered tintype portrait of Bell wearing a dark jacket, bow tie, and white shirt. The portrait is surrounded by embossed braid trim, stars, and "1860." The reverse features a tintype portrait of Edward Everett wearing similar dress. "Bell and Everett" is embossed around the portrait. A small hole is pierced through the top of the frame. Part of The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum