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32 mm Lincoln pinback button

Creator:
Bastian Bros. Co.
Location:
New York, Rochester
Origin Date:
1900-1930
Materials:
metal
Measurements:
overall: 1 1/4 in diameter
Item ID:
71.2009.082.0814
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Three-dimensional Objects

Description

This commemorative pinback button features a head and shoulders portrait of President Abraham Lincoln done from a photograph taken of him on November 8, 1863, in Washington, D. C. He is shown wearing a black coat, vest, and bow tie against a gold-colored background. On the reverse a paper insert reads "Bastian Bros. Co., Rochester, New York, Mfr's of ribbon, metal, and celluloid novelties" with the lettering encircling a union logo. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum