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25 mm Lincoln celluloid pinback button

Creator:
St. Louis Button Co.
Location:
Missouri, St. Louis
Origin Date:
1900-1920
Materials:
metal
Measurements:
overall: 1 in diameter
Item ID:
71.2009.082.0816
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Three-dimensional Objects

Description

This commemorative celluloid pinback button features a right-profile portrait of President Abraham Lincoln done from a photograph taken of him on February 9, 1864, in Washington, D. C. He is shown wearing a black coat, vest, and bow tie against a cream-colored background. On the reverse a paper insert has within a shield-shaped outline the text "Made in St. Louis/ St. Louis Button Co." with a union logo beneath. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum