Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin Campaign Button, 1860


The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin campaign button for the 1860 presidential election containing tintype portraits of the Republican Party candidates on each side. This use of photography in political campaigns was still unusual at the time--most campaign buttons did not include photographic images of the candidates.


  • Title: Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin Campaign Button, 1860
  • Date: 1860
  • Date Created: 1860
  • Location: United States
  • Subject Keywords: Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ), Buttons (Information artifacts), Photographs, Tintypes (Prints), Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865, Hamlin, Hannibal, 1809-1891, Political elections, Political campaigns, Presidential candidates, United States presidents, Vice-presidents
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Button (Information artifact)
  • Object ID: 72.31.396
  • Image ID: THF101182
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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