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Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Bronze medal by Anthony Paquet

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07622 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Object Date: 1864 ca. Pagination: 1 medal + collateral 21.5 x 21.3 cm

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07622 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Object Date: 1864 ca. Pagination: 1 medal + collateral 21.5 x 21.3 cm

Life portrait of Lincoln by Paquet, copy of the medal donated to the Northeast Sanitary Fair of 1864. The medal was hung in White House during Lincoln administration, and later presented to Col. William H. Crook, Lincoln's bodyguard. With 2 collateral documents.

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