Abraham Lincoln Campaign Badge, 1864

Summary

The possessor of this small token supported Abraham Lincoln for president in 1864. Trinkets, such as this one, reminded American citizens why they backed certain parties and candidates. Most tokens were just that -- small coins carried around in purses or pockets. This token, however, could be attached to a ribbon or pin and became an outward display of support for the Republican candidate.

The possessor of this small token supported Abraham Lincoln for president in 1864. Trinkets, such as this one, reminded American citizens why they backed certain parties and candidates. Most tokens were just that -- small coins carried around in purses or pockets. This token, however, could be attached to a ribbon or pin and became an outward display of support for the Republican candidate.

Artifact

Badge

Date Made

1864

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2002.0.25.146

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Metal

Technique

Casting (Process)

Color

Gray (Color)

Dimensions

Diameter: 1.375 in

Inscriptions

On front: HONEST OLD ABE On obverse: ABE LINCOLN | UNION CANDIDATE

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