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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:
71.2009.082.0385
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Three-dimensional Objects

Description

Round brass 1864 campaign ferrotype features a tintype portrait of President Abraham Lincoln who wears a dark jacket, bow tie, and white shirt. His name is printed above his head. A raised, braided trim directly surrounds the portrait while an outer frame contains thirty-two stars as well as "2 1861" and "PAT APR". The reverse is identical except it contains a rectangular tintype portrait of Andrew Johnson. His name is also printed above his head. The top of the button is pierced with a hole. Part of The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum