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Unknown [Bell/Everett campaign token for 1860 election]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04102.05 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Object Date: 1860 Pagination: 1 token ; 2.5 cm.

Summary of Content: With photographs of Edward Everett and John Bell, on opposing sides. Stamped with their names and the year. Gold border. Punched with hole at top. Bell and Everett ran on the Constitutional Union ticket.

People: Bell, John, 1797-1869
Everett, Edward, 1794-1865
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: ElectionPoliticsGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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