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Abraham Lincoln button

Creator:
unknown
Location:
unknown
Origin Date:
1860
Materials:
metal
Measurements:
overall: 5/8 in
Item ID:
71.2009.082.0289
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 centered tintype portrait of Lincoln, beardless and wearing a dark jacket, bow tie, and white shirt. The portrait is surrounded by embossed braid trim, "Lincoln & Hamlin," and stars. The reverse features a tintype portrait of Hannibal Hamlin wearing similar dress. "1860" and stars are embossed around the portrait. A small hole is pierced through the top of the frame. Part of The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum