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Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin campaign button

Creator:
unknown
Location:
unknown
Origin Date:
1860
Materials:
metal
Measurements:
overall: x x 1 in
Item ID:
71.2009.082.0292
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Three-dimensional Objects

Description

Round Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin 1860 campaign button features a tintype portrait of the running mates, both wearing dark jackets, bow ties, and white shirts. "Lincoln and Hamlin" is printed across their chests. The portrait is surrounded by a brass frame embossed with beadwork. A straight pin is missing from the back. A white label with "167" handwritten in blue ink is adhered to the reverse. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum