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Description

The medal's obverse features a design after Lloyd Ostendorf's original artwork that depicts Lincoln dictating a message to a telegraph operator. On the reverse, a short excerpt from a letter to Hannibal Hamlin, Lincoln's 1860 running mate, appears. A laurel wreath borders the lower half of the medal. The medal is mounted in a leather slipcase album, which is Volume II of a two-volume set. (Volume I is a short work entitled Abraham Lincoln: An Autobiographical Narrative, written and edited by Ralph Geoffrey Newman.)

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1970

Measurement

1 1/2 inches (diameter)

Materials and Techniques Display

.999 fine silver

Inscription

obverse: THE LIFE OF LINCOLN / Presidential Election reverse: Presidential Election / "It looks as if the Chicago / ticket will be elected. / I think / the chances were more than / equal that we could have / beaten the Democracy / united. Divided ... it's chance / appears indeed very slim."

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

commemorative medal

Class

coins & medals

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

Related Source

See item # 3801.16

ID

3802.16

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

Presidential Election Commemorative Medal (from The Life of Lincoln Medallic Biography Collection)

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