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Currier & Ives Lithographs depicting Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin following their nomination as Republican candidates for President and Vice President respectively [Decimalized .01-.02]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02132 Author/Creator: Currier & Ives Place Written: New York, New York Type: Various Date: 1860 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content:

People: Currier & Ives, fl. 1857-1907.
Currier, Nathaniel, 1813-1888.
Hamlin, Hannibal, 1809-1891.
Ives, James Merritt, d. 1895.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: Art, Music, Theater, and Film, Vice President, President Politics, Election, Republican Party, Government and Civics

Sub Era: Age of Jackson