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Lot #15
Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin

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Estimate: $1000+
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Extremely desirable ferrotype button from the 1860 presidential campaign, 1″ in diameter, featuring a portrait of the beardless Abraham Lincoln on one side, with his vice presidential running mate Hannibal Hamlin on the other. Their portraits are encircled with raised text, "Hannibal Hamlin, 1860" and "Abraham Lincoln, 1860": this is an unusual specimen, as the images are reversed compared to their names. In very good to fine condition, with some light scuffs and scratches. Both portraits retain exquisite clarity and boldness, and are not blurred or heavily affected by scratches and fading as often seen.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #565 - Ended September 12, 2019