Abraham Lincoln Campaign Token

Unknown American, American

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1860

Brass

Overall: 1 1/8 in. (2.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Ralph Becker, Father of William Becker, Class of 1964

165.31.31593

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Communication Artifacts: Documentary Artifact

Classification

American History

Not on view

Inscription

obv: Inscribed, at top: HON. ABRAHAM LINCOLN. / 1860 [center, beardless bust of Lincoln facing right]; inscribed, at bottom edge of bust: ELLIS rev: Inscribed, at top: THE RAIL SPLITTER OF THE WEST [center, rural scene depicting Lincoln and helper splitting rails, log cabin at right.]

Course History

HIST 7.32, Civil War Photography, Robert Bonner, Spring 2019

Provenance

Collected by Raph E. Becker (1907-1994), father of William W. Becker, Class of 1964; given to present collection, 1965.

Catalogue Raisonne

Satterlee #285

Old Number

1860-41

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