1. Category:
  2. Three-dimensional Objects (799)

22 mm Lincoln 100th Anniversary celluloid pinback button

Creator:
St. Louis Button Co.
Location:
Missouri, St. Louis
Origin Date:
1909
Materials:
metal
Measurements:
overall: 7/8 in diameter
Item ID:
71.2009.082.0822
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 a beardless Abraham Lincoln done from a photograph taken of him on June 3, 1860, in Springfield, Illinois. The portrait is against a white background with a black border around the edge of the button. "100th Anniversary" is printed on the border above the portrait and "Feb. 12, 1909" is printed on the border below the portrait. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum