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Abraham Lincoln campaign button

Creator:
unknown
Location:
unknown
Origin Date:
1864
Materials:
metal
Measurements:
overall: 1 in x 7/8 in
Item ID:
71.2009.082.0284
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 centered tintype portrait of Abraham Lincoln who wears a dark jacket and bow tie. Above the subject's head is "A. Lincoln". The portrait is surrounded by raised braided trim, "For President" written on the top, "1864" written on the bottom, as well as a leaf motif that surrounds "1864". A pin is attached to the top back of the button. Part of The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum