Abraham Lincoln-Hannibel Hamlin campaign

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A photo of the Abraham Lincoln-Hannibel Hamlin campaign button for the 1860 presidential election.

Born in 1809, he was about 51 years of age at the time this photo was taken. While we remember him as having a beard, he only grew the beard shortly before he was elected. On slavery, he said "Whenever I hear anyone arguing over slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally."

Part of the U.S. Library of Congress's Ambrotype/Tintype filing series (Library of Congress) Liljenquist Family collection (Library of Congress).

  • Buttons (Information artifacts)--1860.
  • Portrait photographs--1860.
  • Tintypes--1860.
  • 2 photographs in 1 frame : tintype ; 2.5 cm diameter (frame)
  • Title devised by Library staff.
  • Deposit; Tom Liljenquist; 2011; (D 062).
  • More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj
  • Purchased from: Walnut's Antiques, Brewster, Mass., 2011.
  • Forms part of: Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs (Library of Congress).


AncientFaces For Presidents Day - 1860 Lincoln campaign button. His philosophy: “When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.”
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