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John Bell Campaign Button

Creator:
unknown
Location:
unknown
Origin Date:
1860
Materials:
metal
Measurements:
overall: 1 in x 1 in
Item ID:
71.2009.082.0384
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 tintype portrait of John Bell, the Constitutional Union Party candidate, who wears a dark jacket , bow tie, and white shirt. "John Bell" is embossed on the top of the frame while "And the Constitution" is around the sides and bottom. A tintype portrait of Edward Everett is on the reverse. "Edward Everett" is embossed on the top of the frame while "And the Union" is around the sides and bottom. The top is pierced with a hole. Part of The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum