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Unknown [Election of 1860 campaign token]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08627 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Object Date: 1860 Pagination: 1 token ; 2.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Republican election token from the 1860 presidential election with photographic portraits of Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin on opposite sides. With hole punched at top.

People: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Hamlin, Hannibal, 1809-1891

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PhotographyElectionPoliticsGovernment and CivicsVice PresidentPresidentRepublican Party

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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