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Abraham Lincoln campaign button

Creator:
unknown
Location:
unknown
Origin Date:
1860
Materials:
metal
Measurements:
overall: x x 1 1/4 in
Item ID:
71.2009.082.0297
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 Abraham Lincoln who wears a dark jacket, bow tie, and white shirt. His name is printed above his head. Roses are embossed around the frame. A tintype portrait of Hannibal Hamlin is on the reverse. His name is printed above his head. The top is pierced with a metal ring. Part of The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum