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Unknown [metallic token with lithograph of Lincoln]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05136.53 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Object Date: no date Pagination: 1 metallic token ; 5.1 x 5.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Metallic token painted black with gold designs and gold back. Center of token has colored lithograph of Lincoln under glass

People: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Brady, Mathew B., 1823-1896

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PhotographyCivil WarPresidentLincoln AssassinationAssassinationsGovernment and CivicsDeathArt, Music, Theater, and Film

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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