Abraham Lincoln Campaign Token

Unknown American, American

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1860

Tintype set in a brass token

Overall: 1 in. (2.5 cm)

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

165.31.31595

Geography

Place Made: United States, North America

Period

19th century

Object Name

Communication Artifacts: Documentary Artifact

Research Area

American History

Not on view

Inscriptions

obv: [Tintype portrait of beardless Lincoln, set in circular brass frame] inscribed: ABRAHAM LINCOLN / 1860 [olive spray to right and left of date] rev: [MISSING tintype of Hannibal Hamlin], metallic frame inscribed: HANNIBAL HAMLIN / 1860 [olive spray to right and left of date].

Course History

HIST 18, US Political History of the 19th Century, Robert Bonner, Fall 2012

ARTH 17, History of Photography, Katie Hornstein, Spring 2013

HIST 18, Nineteenth Century American Politics, Robert Bonner, Spring 2014

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.

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