Abraham Lincoln Campaign Stickpin, 1864

Summary

After a gloomy summer of Union defeats and casualty lists, President Lincoln's re-election hopes seemed slim. But, finally, several Union victories gave him the needed public support to win the 1864 election by a landslide. This unusual campaign stickpin holds a ferrotype (or tintype) portrait of Abraham Lincoln.

After a gloomy summer of Union defeats and casualty lists, President Lincoln's re-election hopes seemed slim. But, finally, several Union victories gave him the needed public support to win the 1864 election by a landslide. This unusual campaign stickpin holds a ferrotype (or tintype) portrait of Abraham Lincoln.

Artifact

Stickpin

Date Made

1864

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

72.31.393

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Brass (Alloy)
Iron (Metal)

Technique

Casting (Process)
Tintype (Process)
Direct positive processes

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)
Gold (Color)

Dimensions

Diameter: .75 in

Height: 1.25 in

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