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Abraham Lincoln campaign button

Creator:
unknown
Location:
unknown
Origin Date:
1860
Materials:
metal
Measurements:
overall: x x 2 in
Item ID:
71.2009.082.0234
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Three-dimensional Objects

Description

Round brass 1860 campaign ferrotype features a centered tintype portrait of Abraham Lincoln who is beardless and wears a dark jacket, bow tie, and white shirt. "Abraham Lincoln" and a six-pointed star are printed around Lincoln's head and shoulders. The portrait is set into a metal frame with embossed flowers. A metal ring is attached at the top. The reverse features a portrait of Hannibal Hamlin who wears a three-piece suit and bow tie. "Hannibal Hamlin" is printed around his head and shoulders. Part of The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum