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Unknown [Pin with two American flags]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05125.02 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Object Date: 1864 Pagination: 1 pin ; 6 cm x 3.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Stick pin with black knob at top. Attached to pin are two small cloth American flags and two ribbon tassels. Meant for the 1864 presidential election.

People: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarPresidentPoliticsElectionGovernment and CivicsUnion ForcesAmerican Flag

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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