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John Breckinridge campaign button

Creator:
unknown
Location:
unknown
Origin Date:
1860-1865
Materials:
metal
Measurements:
overall: 1/2 in x 1/2 in
Item ID:
71.2009.082.0378
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 Breckinridge, the Southern Democratic Party candidate, who wears a dark jacket, bow tie, and white shirt. His portrait is surround by a raised braided border. "Breckinridge," "Lane," and two embossed stars encircle the portrait. A tintype portrait of Joseph Lane is on the reverse. Fourteen stars and "1860" encircle the portrait. The top is pierced with a hole. Part of The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum