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Abraham Lincoln 1860 campaign button

Creator:
unknown
Location:
unknown place made
Origin Date:
1860
Materials:
metal
Measurements:
overall: 1 1/4 in x 1 1/4 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.0217
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Three-dimensional Objects

Description

This 1860 campaign button features a portrait of Abraham Lincoln done from a photograph taken of him by Roderick Cole in Peoria, Illinois, probably in 1858. Lincoln wore a black suit coat and bow tie with a white shirt and is clean shaven. The round gold frame is embossed with "Abraham Lincoln, 1860" and leaves. A hole is pierced through the top and a small ring is looped through. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum.