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Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Abraham Lincoln Republican candidate for President [medal]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07260 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Object Date: 1860 Pagination: 1 brass medal

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07260 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Object Date: 1860 Pagination: 1 brass medal

Summary of Content: Brass medal: "Abraham Lincoln Republican candidate for President / The great rail splitter of the west must & shall be our next President."

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Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PresidentGovernment and CivicsPoliticsElection

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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