1. Curated Grouping:
  2. The 1860 Election

People's Badge 1860 campaign ribbon

Creator:
unknown
Location:
unknown place made
Origin Date:
1860
Materials:
cloth
Measurements:
overall: 2 3/4 in x 5 1/2 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.0210
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Three-dimensional Objects

Description

Silk campaign ribbon depicts a portrait of Abraham Lincoln done from a photograph taken of him on February 27, 1860, in New York. Text surrounding the portrait reads: "The People's Badge" and "Honest Old Abe, The People's Choice." The ribbon is encased in a shadowbox with other campaign ribbons and buttons. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum.