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Abraham Lincoln campaign button

Creator:
unknown
Location:
unknown
Origin Date:
1864
Materials:
metal
Measurements:
overall: 3/4 in x 3/4 in
Item ID:
71.2009.082.0379
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Three-dimensional Objects

Description

Round brass campaign button features a tintype portrait of Abraham Lincoln who wears a dark jacket, bow tie, and white shirt. His name is printed above his head. Thirteen stars and "Union & Laws" are embossed around the frame. A tintype of Andrew Johnson is on the reverse with his name printed above his head. Thirteen stars, "PT APR. 2 1861" are embossed around the frame. The top is pierced with a hole. Part of The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum