1. Category:
  2. Three-dimensional Objects (799)

Abraham Lincoln button

Creator:
unknown
Location:
unknown
Origin Date:
1985
Materials:
metal
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in
Item ID:
71.2009.082.0449
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Three-dimensional Objects

Description

Pin features an entire royal blue ground where an elongated complete cartoon figure of President Abraham Lincoln is arranged in the center. The image of President Lincoln was taken from a cartoon appearing in the November 24, 1864, issue of Harper's Weekly after the 1864 presidential election in which Lincoln was re-elected for his second term. White print is present on both sides of the image reading "We're long on service." The pin was a marketing piece for the Lincoln National Life Reinsurance Division in 1985. The back is exposed metal and has a safety pin closure mechanism used for pinning. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum