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Abraham Lincoln button

Creator:
unknown
Location:
unknown
Origin Date:
1860
Materials:
cloth, metal
Measurements:
overall: x x 1 in
Item ID:
71.2009.082.0250
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 wearing a dark jacket, bow tie, and white shirt. His name is printed above his head. The portrait is surrounded by metal trim and set into a dark-brown cloth frame. The reverse features a portrait of Hannibal Hamlin. A ribbon tie of some sort may have once attached to the top of the frame. Part of The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum