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Unknown [Campaign election token of 1860]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03702 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Object Date: 1860 Pagination: 1 token ; 2.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Stamped with profile of Abraham Lincoln with an inscription on edge, "Abm: Lincoln, Rep. Candidate for President." Also includes inscriptions on reverse, "Protection to American Industry," and slogan, "Free homes for free men." With hole punched at top.

People: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PresidentElectionPoliticsGovernment and CivicsRepublican Party

Sub Era: Lincoln

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