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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:
71.2009.082.0298
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 centered tintype portrait of Abraham Lincoln who wears a dark jacket, bow tie, and white shirt. "Abram Lincoln; Free Soil & Free Men" is embossed around the portrait. A tintype portrait of Hannibal Hamlin is missing from the reverse. "Hannibal Hamlin; Free Speech" is embossed around the portrait. The top is pierced with a hole. Part of The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum