• Creator
  • Unknown
  • Created Date
  • 06/13/03
  • Description
  • Hollow metal ring around ferrotype images of Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin. Ring embossed with vine design, hole for hanging at top. Black and white ferrotypes, beardless Lincoln, both in dark suits, white shirts. Obverse: "Abraham Lincoln". Reverse: "Hannibal Hamlin". Diam 1 1/8" x H 1/8". Political medallions, and similar trinkets, were popular in American elections. Worn pinned to a lapel. Medallions like this one were used in both th... more
    Hollow metal ring around ferrotype images of Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin. Ring embossed with vine design, hole for hanging at top. Black and white ferrotypes, beardless Lincoln, both in dark suits, white shirts. Obverse: "Abraham Lincoln". Reverse: "Hannibal Hamlin". Diam 1 1/8" x H 1/8". Political medallions, and similar trinkets, were popular in American elections. Worn pinned to a lapel. Medallions like this one were used in both the 1860 and 1864 presidential campaign. The tradition died out with the increasing availability of the cheaper campaign button, and the later invention of a process to transfer photographic images to paper for newspapers and posters. American Communities in History; Antebellum Society and the Civil War; How we learn about communities. 16 History. less
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