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Unknown [Republican campaign token for 1860 election]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04102.04 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Object Date: 1860 Pagination: 1 token ; 2.5 cm.

Summary of Content: With photographs of Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin, on opposing sides. Stamped with their names and the year. Gold border. Punched with hole at top.

People: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Hamlin, Hannibal, 1809-1891

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: ElectionPoliticsGovernment and CivicsPresidentVice PresidentRepublican Party

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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