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Abraham Lincoln button

Creator:
unknown
Location:
unknown
Origin Date:
1860
Materials:
metal
Measurements:
overall: x x 1 in
Item ID:
71.2009.082.0288
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Three-dimensional Objects

Description

Round Abraham Lincoln button features a tintype portrait of Lincoln, beardless and wearing a dark jacket and white shirt. The portrait is surrounded by brass trim. Two shallow reservoirs, remnants of cloth or paper backing, and an adhesive label that reads "160" are on the reverse. Part of The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum